Indonesia, Fiji discuss development cooperation in Pacific region

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. Marsudi held a bilateral meeting with her Fijian counterpart, Josaia Vorueqe Bainimarama, to discuss development cooperation in the Pacific region. “Indonesia and Fiji will strengthen and encourage the development cooperation in the region,” Retno Marsudi said, in a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs received here on Wednesday. The meeting was held […]

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Fiji to tweak foreign policy

Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has told the United Nations General Assembly that his country is re-evaluating its foreign relations. Mr Bainimarama said Fiji planned to align itself more closely with those countries that shared Fiji’s values and principles. He said this change of direction would not be sudden. Mr Bainimarama, who took over the foreign affairs portfolio less than […]

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Leaders independence at Forum questioned

Civil society groups are questioning the independence of island leaders in the Pacific Islands Forum while Australia and New Zealand are at the table. This comes after what the Pacific Islands Association of NGOs described some outcomes from last week’s leaders summit in the Federated States of Micronesia as disappointing. Its executive director Emele Duituturaga was in Pohnpei and she […]

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