THE 14 leaders of Pacific countries present at the Third Engaging with the Pacific Leaders meeting have affirmed their support to Fiji's roadmap to democracy and as a potential model for other regional countries.
In the meetings communiquÃ© signed before the closing of the two-day discussions, leaders from Nauru, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cook Islands, Timor Leste, New Caledonia, Tonga, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia noted Fiji's road to democracy.
The delegates noted the progress on the implementation of the Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress including the constitution consultation process and recognised the notable progress that had been achieved in the implementation of the solutions.
The delegates also noted the support shown by the international community for the constitution process and Fiji's roadmap.
According to the communiquÃ©, the leaders also reaffirmed their support towards the need for further substantive engagements between Fiji and other Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS).
They also discussed issues of common interests encompassing trade, security, sustainable development, good governance, commerce, environmental pollution, climate change, labour mobility and Fiji's strategic framework for change.
While closing the meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the leaders agreed that more was needed to be done for the progress of PSIDS.
He said the meeting was both successful and rewarding.