The new Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philip has restated that what Fiji does is Fiji's own business.
Mr Philip made the comment in Honiara after meeting the New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, who in turn said his three visits to Fiji this year were a sign of engagement with the interim regime in Suva.
The Pacific Islands Forum suspended Fiji last year but Mr Philip says he is seeking what he calls an opening of culture.
"We are going to make a practical, candid relationship with Fiji on the matter. We are going to embrace Fiji, we are going to talk with Fiji, to have consultations with Fiji."
The new Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philip.