New Zealand re-evaluates relationship with Fiji
February 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Re-evaluating relationship with Fiji is the main focus of New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters visit to the country.
Peters says they are talking about a much more expanded partnership going into the future.
“Understanding that it’s not just the interest of Fiji that we are talking about, or the interest of New Zealand we are talking about but indeed our whole neighborhood.”
He says one thing is for sure is that a lot of work needs to be done in the region.
“Those things that Fiji is concerned about whether be the economy, the health system, whether be like us the tsunami health problems we got coming unless we do something about it. There’s work to be done but we have by the end of today to put out a statement what our discussions entailed, otherwise we would be in danger of jumping the gun before we’ve even consulted with some people and we’re not going to make that mistake.”
He adds there should be an understanding that it’s just not in the interest of Fiji but New Zealand and other Pacific Island countries as well.
Peters will depart the country tomorrow for Kiribati and Tuvalu.