MOVES by Australia, New Zealand and the United States to penalise Fiji is of concern.
US Congressman Eni Faleomavaega of American Samoa, a strong advocate of the government here, said Fiji was trying to meet its goals through various reforms.
"Despite the inherent complexities of Fiji's current status, the interim government's announcement to conduct national elections in 2014 has provided a clear indication that all efforts are being made to achieve this goal," he said.
"Recently, Prime Minister Bainimarama reaffirmed his commitment to hold elections by September, 2014.
"Fiji also announced that work is on the way to establish a new constitution no later than September 2012 to establish a fully representative government based on an electoral system that guarantees equal suffrage and not based upon race or ethnicity."
Mr Faleomavaega said Australia and New Zealand had implemented several restrictions on Fiji.
"Australia has implemented targeted autonomous sanctions against Fiji including travel restrictions for coup supporters and government officials and suspension of ministerial level contact with the interim government," he said.
"While New Zealand has re-established ministerial level contact, it has upheld sanctions similar to Australia, including a freeze on Fijian participation in recognised seasonal work and a visa ban on most Fijian athletic teams.
"During all this time, the Pacific Island neighbours of Fiji have showed their support."