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Key: Fiji’s Ties With Russia ‘Not Unreasonable’

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key says he’s not concerned about Fiji forging stronger ties with Russia. Before the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama arrived in New Zealand last week, a
25 Oct 2016 11:00
Key: Fiji’s Ties With Russia ‘Not Unreasonable’
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and New Zealand counterpart John Key during his official visit to New Zealand the past week. Photo: DEPTFO News

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key says he’s not concerned about Fiji forging stronger ties with Russia.

Before the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama arrived in New Zealand last week, a Fijian delegation visited Russia and signed several agreements.

Since the 2006 takeover and Fiji’s suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum, Fiji has established new relationships with countries like China and Russia as part of its ‘Look North Policy’.

Mr Key said it is reasonable that Fiji, which has an active military involved in world peacekeeping missions, has such dealings.

“They’ve got quite large numbers of people,” Mr Key said.

“I asked him how many people they’ve got in Iraq and I think it’s actually more people than we’ve got.

“So it’s kind of not unreasonable that they have discussions with other countries.”

Source: PacNews

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