17 Mar 2014

Fiji government welcomes Commonwealth move

12:31 pm on 17 March 2014

The Fiji government has welcomed a move by the Commonwealth which will allow it to take part in the Commonwealth Games this year.

Last week the 43rd Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group downgraded Fiji's five-year suspension from the Commonwealth.

Fiji was handed a full suspension in 2009 after refusing to allow democratic elections.

The move means Fiji can once again participate in a range of Commonwealth activities, including the Glasgow 2014 games.

The move is in recognition of Fiji's progress towards elections this year.

Fiji says it looks forward to a formal invitation to rejoin the Commonwealth in due course.