The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji and Commander of the Fiji Military Forces.
The Secretary-General congratulated the Prime Minister on a successful year as Chair of the G77 and thanked him for his country’s contributions to UN peacekeeping. They discussed the post-2015 development agenda and accelerating progress on achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
The Secretary-General reiterated his hope that the forthcoming 2014 elections will take place in a transparent, participatory and democratic manner. He encouraged Fiji’s efforts to restore a legitimate government and constitutional order as soon as possible.