The Media party is all upset over Fiji buying some new weapons…despite the news being more than a month old.
A shipment of 20 containers arrived in Suva last month that contained weapons worth about $10 million, and the country’s defence minister said his government was negotiating for a second shipment.
Both Suva and Moscow said the weapons were for Fiji’s UN peacekeepers who were operating in volatile areas like the Golan Heights and Sinai.
Mr Key said he was not particularly worried about the arms shipment.
“It depends on what that weaponry is going to be used for. Our main point really when it comes to Fiji and any other Pacific countries is that whatever they do with anybody else is a matter for them.
“As long as they understand that the responsibility rests with them, and that certainly includes soft loans as that they can get, not so much from Russia, but from other countries.” Read more »