IN A bid to move forward, the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma is engaging in talks with American-based United Methodist Church.
This was confirmed to The Fiji Times by Methodist Church of Fiji assistant general secretary Reverend Tevita Nawadra who returned from the US yesterday.
He said he was invited by the church as a guest from Fiji to attend its annual conference.
"I managed to discuss with the church on how we can establish a bilateral relationship and work together," Mr Nawadra said.
He said he also talked about how the United Methodist Church could assist them with the issues they were facing.
"We talked about how we can meet and work together to solve the issues the Methodist Church of Fiji is facing and the way of moving forward," Mr Nawadra said.
He also confirmed the church had also extended an invitation to senior Bishop Warner Brown Jr of the United Methodist Church to be a part of the Methodist Church of Fiji's annual conference and standing committee meetings in August.
Meanwhile, the church is still waiting for the Commissioner of Police Brigadier General Ioane Naivalurua to approve the dates of its annual conference and standing committee meetings.
The church had earlier received a letter from Brig-Gen Naivalurua approving the 2012 conference and standing committee meetings but with strict conditions.