10 Apr 2013

NZ foreign minister to lead MCG team to Fiji

8:30 pm on 10 April 2013

New Zealand's Foreign Minister, Murray McCully is heading to Fiji tomorrow to chair a Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group meeting.

The group is led by Mr McCully and includes representatives from Australia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

It is tasked by regional leaders to continue dialogue and engagement with Fiji, while it is suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum.

Mr McCully says the visit is important ahead of the Pacific Islands Forum leader meeting in the Marshall Islands in September.

He says the group will encourage Fiji to accept internationally recognised democratic norms.