President of the Commission, along with Andris Piebalgs -- the Latvian EU Commissioner for Development has written to Fiji both signed off on a letter stating a softening of their stance.
EU willing to engage Fiji on ‘roadmap’
Thursday, December 09, 2010
The European Union has indicated its willingness to engage more with Fiji on its ‘roadmap’ for the return to democracy in 2014 says Fiji’s ambassador to Brussels Peceli Vocea.
Vocea told FBC News a letter outlining the EU’s position has been signed by Catherine Ashton, the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Commissioner Development Andris Piebalgs.
“That’s a very interesting development, I think a letter was just sent to Fiji signed by the Commissioner Development, and Catherine Ashton, that they are looking forward to working with Fiji on the roadmap – with regards processes Fiji may need to put in place for 2014.”
Vocea describes the letter as a very important gesture, and a very important development for Fiji with the European Union.
Report by: Stanley Simpson