Fiji's new constitution and the promise of elections in September 2014 have been welcomed by Commonwealth leaders.
Pacific island nation, however, has not done enough to have its suspension from the Commonwealth lifted.
The final statement from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which wrapped up in Sri Lanka on Sunday, pledged leaders' solidarity with the people of Fiji and their expectation that Fiji will be reinstated as a full member of the Commonwealth family'.
But they said this could only happen through the 'restoration of constitutional civilian democracy, the rule of law and human rights'.
Commonwealth leaders also called for an independent national election commission be established to oversee the conduct of elections expected next year.
Fiji was suspended from the Commonwealth in 2009 after the government, led by Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama failed to meet a deadline to return it to democracy.
Fiji is currently banned from all Commonwealth meetings and from the Commonwealth Games.
The Pacific nation also misses out on most forms of Commonwealth assistance.
During the Sri Lanka summit Commonwealth Games Federation president, Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia, said the suspension of Fiji should be lifted before the start of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.