FEARS about identity, land and culture are critical factors that have led to coups and political hiccups in the past.
And according to Minister for Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Jone Usamate, those fears were periodically fanned by opportunists.
"The Bainimarama government has focused on exactly these things," he said at the opening of the Fiji Institute of Bankers convention in Suva on Saturday.
"They are fundamental to developing a sustainable democracy. They are key also to long-term goals.
"It is focused on dealing with those issues that could stop growth, building the very basis of a more inclusive society, a united Fiji that sees itself as one country and not a collection of groupings based on ethnic lines, religious or geographic lines."
He said the Constitution had inherited the kind of things that helped put in place a stable and sustainable democracy in Fiji.
He said this was an important message the Fijians needed to believe in and teach in their community.