23 Oct 2012

Australia lifts travel ban on Fiji AG

1:00 pm on 23 October 2012

Fiji media reports say Australia has again relaxed its travel ban on Fiji coup makers, allowing this time the interim attorney-general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, to transit via Sydney.

The website Fijivillage says it has been informed that Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is expected to stop over in Sydney on his way back from Brussels where is reported to be chairing the 16th Meeting of the ACP Ministerial Trade Committee.

The travel restrictions were imposed by Wellington and Canberra on those linked to the 2006 military coup.

Three months ago, Fiji's interim foreign minister, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, visited Australia and New Zealand.

The three sides then agreed to resume full diplomatic ties but to date high commissioners have yet to be posted to the various missions.