Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama provided an update on the political situation in Fiji as the 89th ACP Council of Ministers opened today in Brussels.
In his update he underscored the necessity of the President’s action in abrogating the 1997 Constitution following the Court of Appeals ruling of 9th April, 2009.
Bainimarama then highlighted that the abrogation of the Constitution by the President was considered necessary in the difficult legal situation Fiji was faced with on 10th April.
He told the council - the new Legal Order now allows the President to continue with the reforms that he had embarked on and which was supported by a majority of Fiji’s population and was encapsulated as a credible way forward in the People’s Charter for Change, Peace and Progress.
The Foreign Minister for Vanuatu - Bakoa Kaltongga, supported Fiji at the Council.
And he called on ACP Council and the EU assistance to Fiji to bring about a lasting resolution to the political situation in Fiji and support the implementation of the necessary reforms for the welfare and economic wellbeing of the people - Radio Fiji