A threat to expel New Zealand's acting high commissioner has been dropped by Fiji.
Fiji had said the acting high commissioner Caroline McDonald would be sent home unless the son of the president's secretary could return to New Zealand to finish his university studies.
The country's interim attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says it's not a backdown.
However he says Fiji doesn't want the actions of one diplomat to affect relationships between the two countries.
"If there is a New Zealand diplomat that is not acting or behaving diplomatically that needs to be dealt on a separate basis, it should not in anyway affect our ability on a government to government basis to rebuild out relationship or to better our relationship."
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Fiji also wants to appoint a three man committee to focus on fostering a better relationship with New Zealand.