Fiji's interim prime minister Frank Bainimarama says New Zealand’s decision to agree on improving relations with Fiji while maintaining sanctions is ‘confusing’.
Yesterday NZ's Foreign Minister Murray McCully said the two countries had agreed to improve relations following talks with his Fijian counterpart Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Nadi last week.
But Bainimarama reportedly told Auckland based Radio Tarana, that sanctions should be lifted.
“That is very confusing because that goes against all the gist of all the press statements that have come from New Zealand foreign affairs."
“The whole idea behind it is to move toward understanding of what we want to do and needs to be done and that means lifting the sanctions."