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   Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

CMAG Stands Ready to Support Fiji Government towards 2014 Elections

17th April, 2012: The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group met in London on 16 April and reiterated its desire to see Fiji reinstated as a full member of the Commonwealth family and welcomed the recent announcement by the Government of Fiji of a constitutional consultation process that would lead to elections by September 2014. This is the first CMAG statement recognising the progress made by Government in promoting a national political process that is inclusive, transparent and “home grown”.       

The Group also reaffirmed the Commonwealth’s readiness to provide technical assistance for constitutional consultations and election preparations, and other appropriate support, and requested the Secretary-General to remain engaged with Fiji in that regard.     

 CMAG expressed its support for the Commonwealth’s continued engagement with the Government of Fiji and welcomed the talks with all principal stakeholders in Fiji held during the visit of Commonwealth Deputy Secretary-General Masire-Mwamba to Fiji in March 2012, and encouraged the further strengthening of such high-level interaction.