NZ supports parliamentary democracy: Speaker Carter
October 28, 2014 7:03 pm
The Speaker of New Zealand’s Parliament Dave Carter says a visit by a Fijian Parliamentary delegation is an excellent first step in restoring the relationship, and shows New Zealand is committed to supporting parliamentary democracy in Fiji and the wider Pacific.
Carter says the New Zealand Parliament is pleased to welcome the Deputy Speaker and his delegation for this important visit.
He says after a protracted period without a parliament, Fiji can expect their full support and assistance to make its return to parliamentary democracy a smooth and successful one.
Carter says he has no doubt that this week will be of great benefit to both Parliaments, and will see relationships renewed and re-invigorated.
The delegation is the first from the Fijian Parliament to travel outside of Fiji since their recent elections, and the visit this week marks a resumption of official engagement between the two Parliaments.
The delegation is led by the Deputy Speaker, Honourable Ruveni Nadalo, and includes the Whips from both the Government and the Opposition parties, as well as the Secretary General of the Parliament of Fiji, Viniana Namosimalua.