Fiji Time: 10:40 PM on Sunday 7 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Talks on progress

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

AUSTRALIAN Senator Brett Mason yesterday met Fijian Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola to discuss Fiji's progress towards the September 17 general election.

In an interview with members of the media yesterday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mr Mason said Fiji was currently going through an exciting period preparing for the election, adding that his discussions with Ratu Inoke were positive.

"It was a very productive and frank meeting, as it should always be between friends," the Senator remarked.

"It's exciting, isn't it? Because even last night (Sunday night) at the airport, I arrived at about one in the morning and there was voter registration at one in the morning at the airport, so that was really impressive."

He said Fiji was clearly showing excitement about current election progress.

"Fiji is very excited about the forthcoming election and I spoke about that to Ratu Inoke and about the preparations and the registration of parties and people, so, there's a lot to be done and I think it's an exciting time in Fiji's democracy.

"As it should always be among friends, it was frank and was very honest and we canvassed all sorts of issues about mutual benefits and interests to Australia and Fiji."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65200.6330
JPY 56.024953.0249
GBP 0.32480.3168
EUR 0.42350.4115
NZD 0.71170.6787
AUD 0.66170.6367
USD 0.47670.4597

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 5th February 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kenya's next
  2. Injuries hit team
  3. Sydney 7s: World Rugby probes NZ, Australia game
  4. Flag for 'modern Fiji'
  5. 14 have no home
  6. Sydney 7s: Fiji, NZ semi-final showdown
  7. Sydney 7s: Fiji looks forward to semi-final
  8. Ryan happy with team
  9. Entity takes legal action
  10. PM commends seed farmer for hard work, success

Top Stories this Week

  1. Blitzed out Monday (01 Feb)
  2. Suspended Tuesday (02 Feb)
  3. 49-year-old man arrested at Nadi airport Wednesday (03 Feb)
  4. Ryan admits he understand the losing feeling Monday (01 Feb)
  5. 7s reaction Tuesday (02 Feb)
  6. Joy ride ends in the hospital Monday (01 Feb)
  7. 7s release Monday (01 Feb)
  8. Sevens changes Friday (05 Feb)
  9. Fiji picks up the pieces Thursday (04 Feb)
  10. Running brawl part of journey to Rio Wednesday (03 Feb)