No more coups, Fiji! Vanuatu Foreign Affairs Minister Alfred Carlot made the comment following the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group (MCG) yesterday.
"I don't want to see Fiji go through this process again," Mr Carlot said.
Fiji, he said, had a very strong resilient economy.
"Fiji can spring back very quickly, even after big floods," he said.
And even with the coups, Fiji had always been able to bounce back through tourism. However, the minister said, in future Fiji must not have any more coups.
"Fiji must have a strong leader that can control the military," he said.
Mr Carlot is part of the MCG that was in the country to assess its return to democratic process.
The MCG reaffirmed the forum leaders' standing offer to support Fiji's early return to parliamentary democracy.
This also included the provision of appropriate assistance.
The group said the leaders would be given a report on Fiji's positive progress in the coming weeks as well as the "further important steps that were required".
Fiji and the MCG are expected to continue their "constructive" dialogue in the future.