THE Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) has welcomed what it calls continued progress in Fiji.
In the concluding statement released after the 38th CMAG meeting in New York, CMAG ministers said they remained committed to supporting Fiji's reinstatement as a full member of the Commonwealth family.
They also commended the work of the country's Constitution Commission.
"Ministers welcomed continued progress in Fiji, including completion of the first phase of voter registration and commencement of the constitutional consultation process," a statement said.
"Ministers welcomed the broad-based national dialogue on Fiji's future taking place through that process, and commended the Constitution Commission on its work to date."
The ministers also emphasised the importance of a fully independent constitution-making process that was inclusive and without pre-determined outcomes.
The statement also called for the government to address remaining concerns on human rights in order to create the environment necessary for credible constitutional consultations and elections.
The statement said the ministers remained committed to helping Fiji in appropriate ways.
"Ministers reaffirmed the Commonwealth's readiness to provide assistance to Fiji in appropriate ways and encouraged further high-level interaction between the Commonwealth and Fiji.