Fiji admitted to Non-Aligned Movement

Fiji admitted to Non-Aligned Movement

Fiji admitted to Non-Aligned Movement

Updated 4 January 2012, 14:06 AEDT

Fiji will be admitted as a member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) at the end of the month.

The NAM is a group of states that consider themselves not aligned formally with or against any major power block.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kubuabola says joining NAM would help refocus Fiji's relationships away from its traditional trading partners Australia and New Zealand.

Ratu Inoke says more talks are expected to take place between Fiji and member countries of the NAM.

Ratu Inoke says the opening of Fiji's Indonesian embassy last month would also allow Suva to pursue its 'Look North' policy through direct engagement with the ASEAN countries.