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$4m in aid

Shalveen Chand
Friday, August 22, 2014

NEW Zealand has so far contributed $4.68million towards the election and the re-establishment of a Fijian parliament.

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully arrives in Nadi today to hold talks with Fiji's Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Mr McCully told the media in New Zealand that part of the talks would be about preparations for the election.

"My meeting with Mr Kubuabola will focus on foreign policy discussions, regional issues, and Fiji's ongoing preparations for elections on 17 September," Mr McCully said.

"It is an opportunity to get Fiji's perspective on the work that is going into preparing for the ballot, and whether there are further areas where New Zealand can assist.

"To date, we have provided technical assistance for the elections process, totalling $1.55million, and contributed $1.5million towards a project aimed at re-establishing and strengthening Fiji's Parliament."

This will be Mr McCully's second visit to Fiji since the lifting of New Zealand's remaining travel sanctions in March.








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