Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Recent Situation in Fiji

April 16, 2009

  1. Japan has been encouraging Fiji to return to democracy since the coup that took place in December, 2006. Japan is deeply concerned that Fiji made undemocratic decisions including the abrogation of the Constitution, as it will be a step backwards in its restoration process of democracy that Fiji has been undertaking in cooperation with the international community. 
  2. Japan sincerely hopes Fiji will make a steadfast advancement towards democracy and that fair elections will be held at the soonest possible timing.