Fiji urges UN to help remove coup culture

Fiji urges UN to help remove coup culture

Fiji urges UN to help remove coup culture

Updated 19 December 2011, 13:24 AEDT

Fiji's interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has called on the international community to not only focus on the removal of government but to rally behind his regime to move Fiji forward.

Speaking at the Nations General Assembly, Mr Bainimarama stressed how his Government plans to remove the coup culture and to commit to democratic and just governance, and the rule of law.

He said unlike the coups of 1987 and 2000 which were based on ethno-nationalism, racism, and greed, his overthrow of the Qarase Government in 2006 had no extremist motivation.

He said travel sanctions and pressure mounted, on regional and multilateral agencies, not to extend to Fiji the much needed financial, development, and technical assistance have made it difficult for his government to make progress.

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