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Fiji

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Fiji since the military coup. (108645)

We have had no contact with the Government of Fiji since the military coup on 5 December.

On 5 December we issued a press statement condemning the military coup in Fiji as being wholly unconstitutional and calling for a return to democracy in Fiji as quickly as possible. A full copy of the statement can be found on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website at:

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMtarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029391638&a=KArticle&aid=1163678514483.

Following a meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on 8 December, Fiji was suspended from the Councils of the Commonwealth. A full copy of the statement issued by the Commonwealth Secretariat can be found on the Commonwealth website at:

http://www.thecommonwealth.org/document/34293/35144/157597/extraordinary_meeting_of_the_commonwealth_minister.htm.