US ‘committed to work with the people of Fiji’

Update: 4:22PM THE United States government has congratulated the people of Fiji for the steps they have taken towards restoring democracy, including conducting the historic vote on September 17.

US Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the US looks forward to the conclusion of the vote tally and certification of the results.  

“The United States is committed to working with the people of Fiji, and their elected government, as they work to strengthen democratic and inclusive institutions,” Ms Psaki said in a statement issued less than an hour ago.

“Looking ahead, we will deepen our engagement and expand cooperation, building on the enduring ties between the American and Fijian people.”