Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson on the overthrow of the Fiji Government

France expresses its very keen and very firm disapproval of the overthrow of the prime minister’s government by the Fijian army. We renew the call made by the EU on November 27 to respect the Constitution, which is a very
important element. We emphasize once again that in a democracy the army must remain subordinate to the elected civilian authorities. This is a very strong position and we reiterate it without the slightest ambiguity. For the rest, we are in contact with our European partners to see what type of coordinated response the EU might make to the situation.

Published on 18/12/2006

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