Key and Bainimarama restore ties in New York

  • 30/09/2015
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (AAP)
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama (AAP)

Top-level contact between New Zealand and Fiji has been restored after a 10-year stand-off.

Prime Minister John Key and Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama held a private, one-on-one meeting in New York early this morning.

They're there to attend the UN General Assembly opening, and had met informally earlier this week at a cocktail party.

Diplomatic relations suffered after the 2006 military coup and weren't fully restored until democratic elections were held last year.

The two prime ministers were expected to have discussed bilateral relations, regional issues and possibly Mr Key making a trip to Fiji.

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