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Expulsion of the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne has spoken about the expulsion of the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji.

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On hearing of the expulsion, Mr Browne said:

“I am extremely disappointed that the Australian Acting High Commissioner has been expelled by the regime in Fiji. The UK Government believes this action will increase further Fiji’s isolation from the international community. The expulsion will hamper the dialogue that the international community has been calling for in order to assist Fiji in its return to democracy. The UK welcomes Australia’s measured response to this unfortunate situation.”

Published 13 July 2010