Forum Ministerial Contact Group to visit Fiji

Australian minister for foreign affairs Julie Bishop.?

The Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG) on Fiji will visit Suva, Fiji, from 14-15 February 2014. During its visit the MCG will meet with representatives of the Government of Fiji and a range of stakeholders.

The MCG has been mandated by Forum Leaders to continue to dialogue and engage with Fiji including supporting Fiji?s return to parliamentary democracy.

The MCG will comprise Hon. Julie Bishop, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia; Hon. Murray McCully, Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand and Chair of the MCG; Hon. Rimbink Pato, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration of Papua New Guinea; Hon. Tuisugaletaua Ali?imalemanu Sofara Aveau, Minister of Communication and Information Technology of Samoa; Hon. Taukelina Finikaso, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour of Tuvalu; and Hon. Nipake Edward Natapei, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Vanuatu.

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