Folks this statement don’t appear dipomatic at all. Especially from fellow MBHS oldboy Frank Savele.
The Forum countries relationship with the Fijis interim Government has now deteriorated from the apparent promising situation at the last years Leaders Forum in Tonga to one of disappointment and uncertainty.In short, Pacific leaders are frustrated with the unelected Fiji leader Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
And Fijis issue will again dominate the 39th Pacific Islands leaders Forum in Niue with the ministerial contact groups recommendations to be discussed by the leaders.
Outgoing Forum chair and Tongan Prime Minister Dr Feleti Sevele said the leaders were extremely disappointed with Commodore Bainimaramas decision not to attend this Forum meeting.
Dr Sevele said the commitments made by Commodore Bainimarama at the leaders retreat last year were not forced on him as he claimed. (In other words the Pig is a liar, which we in Fiji all know anyway)
“Commodore Bainimarama agreed with and accepted the seven- point communiqu on Fiji and so told all the leaders present at the retreat,” he said.
“Sir Michael Somare and I certainly did not pressure him into making those commitments to have elections next March as we and all the leaders are keen on helping Fiji move forward but Fiji has to play its due part.” (Again meaning Vore the Pig is a liar)
He said Commodore Bainimarama had an obligation to explain in person to the leaders why he could not fulfill those commitments.
New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark said there was no doubt the ministerial contact group report would be supported and that was the feed back she received form the leaders.
Ms Clark said the leaders were frustrated with Fiji especially with Commodore Bainimaramas absence.
“There is no question as the report is a good one and no doubt the leaders will support it,” she said.
Ms Clark said even if Commodore Bainimarama attended the Forum she would never have entertained bilateral talks with him and the least the military leaders could have done was turn up.