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Fiji welcomes the end of 'ineffective' sanctions

Fiji welcomes the end of 'ineffective' sanctions

Updated 1 April 2014, 11:14 AEDT

The Fiji Government has welcomed the decisions by New Zealand and Australia to lift all sanctions on the military government.

Wellington and Canberra lifted the sanctions to as Fiji named September 17th as election day and also because it is important that they re-engage.

But the news has not been warmly received by all Fijians with some unconvinced those election will go ahead, if the leaders of the current military backed regime look like losing power.

Presenter: Campbell Cooney, Pacific Correspondent

Speakers: Julie Bishop, Australian Foreign Minister; Tui Savu, Fiji Freedom and Democracy Movement, Mick Beddoes, Fiji politician, Brigadier Moses Tikoatoga, Fiji Military Commander, Brett Mason, Australia's Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs

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