Palau President welcomes Fiji back to PIF
September 9, 2015 6:48 pm
The President of Palau and Outgoing Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum Tommy Remengesau Jr says he is pleased to welcome Fiji back to the Forum.
Speaking at the 46th Pacific Islands Forum and Related Meetings Remengesau said he is pleased to see that Fiji is back in the regional organization.
He says after careful review and observation it recognizes that Fiji has indeed held a fair and monitored election.
Remengesau says they congratulate Fiji on the achievement and pleased to welcome them back to the Forum.
Fiji was suspended from PIF following the events of 2006.
Fijian Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has refused to take part in the PIF and says he will only be part of it, if Australia and New Zealand’s position in the Forum is reviewed.
The current PIF is being attended by Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.