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State welcomes Commonwealth group's statement

By AVINESH GOPAL
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Update: 5:57PM THE Government has welcomed a statement by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group on the progress Fiji is making towards the elections.

And it is looking forward to a formal invitation to rejoin the Commonwealth in due course.

The group decided in London on Friday that Fiji's current full suspension from the Commonwealth should be changed to suspension from the councils of the Commonwealth, thus permitting Fiji to participate in a range of Commonwealth activities including the Commonwealth Games later this year.

It has been done because of the progress made towards the elections which is scheduled to be held before the end of September this year.

An Information Ministry statement said Fijian athletes and sports people will especially welcome the opportunity to compete in the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

"The Government notes that those games are now only four months away and Fijian athletes may not be as prepared as they would normally be to compete," the statement said.

"With that in mind, the decision on whether to go to Glasgow will be left to the various sporting bodies in Fiji."


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