|Fiji’s interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says he did not promise the Pacific Forum Ministerial Contact Group a March 2009 poll.
But Bainimarama said they talked about the reforms that need to be put in place just before Fiji holds elections.
He said the group agreed with him.
“They accepted that reforms need to be carried out before elections,” said Bainimarama.
He added that the meeting with the group went extremely well despite the past restrained relations with Australia and New Zealand.
“Well you know that past relations are past. Everything went extremely well,” stressed the PM.
“The meeting was candid. I think it got better when the officials went out and there was just the nine of us around the table talking about issues,” he said.
Bainimarama added that the group understands Fiji’s situation on elections.
“They understand it, that’s why they are here. There are some people who do not understand what’s happening and there a lot of people who do not want to understand what’s happening,” he said.
“It is good that they are here and we can talk and get them to understand what is happening here.
The group is returning today.