Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Situation in the Republic of Fiji (Ruling by the Fijian Court of Appeal)

March 2, 2001

    On March 1, the Fijian Court of Appeal ruled that Fiji's 1997 constitution not been abolished as it is still a supreme law of the country and that the interim government cannot be considered legitimate. Japan strongly hopes that the ruling will lead to a normalization of the situation in Fiji and the early democratization of the country through dialogue and cooperation among various levels of the Fijian people. Japan will continue to watch the situation in Fiji closely.

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