New York

15 January 2013

Read-out of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji

The Secretary-General met Prime Minister Bainimarama in his capacity as the Chair of the Group of 77+China. They exchanged views on the priorities and key issues concerning the G-77, including sustainable development, the Millennium Development Goals and the 2014 Small Island Developing States Conference. They also discussed Fiji’s constitution-making process and forthcoming 2014 elections.

The Secretary-General emphasized the need for Fiji to restore legitimate government and constitutional order as soon as possible. He reiterated his expectation that the process leading to the adoption of a new constitution in Fiji will be transparent, participatory and democratic, in line with internationally recognized principles.