29 Sep 2012

Nations support Fiji's return to Commonwealth

3:27 pm on 29 September 2012

Representatives from various nations have agreed to support Fiji's reinstatement to the Commonwealth.

The meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group was held in New York on Friday.

The group reiterated its commitment to support and encourage the return of the Pacific nation to the Commonwealth.

However, restrictions on human rights and the rule of law were brought up, and the ministers urged Fiji to address those points so constitutional elections could take place.

New Zealand was a member of the action group until October last year. Membership lasts for only two years so other nations can join.