The New Zealand Herald has reported that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has told NZ Prime Minister John Key that some reduction will occur in numbers of Fiji troops engaged as peacekeepers.
Key met Ban Ki Moon in New York during the 64th General Assembly of the UN that finished today.
Frank Bainimarama has also traveled to New York to deliver his 3rd address before the UN General Assembly.
According to the NZ Herald, Key raised the issue of the UN using Fiji troops as peacekeepers saying New Zealand was opposed to this UN policy.
In the past few weeks Bainimarama has been frustrated when asked to comment on Australia and New Zealand's move to lobby the UN to cut Fiji troops serving on peacekeeping duties.
He has told both Fiji and overseas journalists that John Key and Australian PM Kevin Rudd should first think if reducing Fiji troops would help the Maoris and Aborigines.