Voreqe Bainimarama has condemned Australian and New Zealand policies in the Pacific while new power brokers are at work in their backyard.
Shunned by Canberra and Wellington since Bainimarama’s 2006 coup, Fiji now has new friends – such as Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, making the first ever visit to the region by a Russian leader.
The Russians are following in the steps of the Chinese, who have become the Fijian leader’s new best friends.
But Bainimarama admits that New Zealand is privately “more understanding” than their political counterparts in Canberra.
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