The Fiji Sun is reporting that the interim Foreign Affairs Minister Inoke Kubuabola held a one-on-one meeting with his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully in Suva last night.
The paper says Mr McCully is attending a Pacific Forum Line Meeting in Nadi and that he flew to Suva yesterday afternoon to hold talks with Kubuabola as part of New Zealand’s efforts to re-engage with Fiji.
It quotes Kubuabola as saying: “This was the first ministerial meeting to be held between Fiji and any of the Pacific Island Forum Foreign Ministers since the Pacific Island Forum Leaders Summit in Port Vila early this month.
The Sun says Kubuabola revealed he re-visited some of the matters earlier discussed with McCully including the easing of travel sanctions and re-engagement with Fiji.
He also reiterated to McCully that Fiji is determined to carry out its reforms agenda under the Roadmap and holds true to its commitment for the 2014 Elections.
McCully was heading back to Wellington this morning.
Voreqe Bainimarama is quoted as saying he knew McCully was in the country but would not be meeting with him.