Nauru looks forward to Foreign Ministers meeting
The Government of Nauru is
disappointed by comments from some New Zealand MP's over the
continuation of much-needed funding and is willing to meet with its
foreign minister in Sydney to discuss the issue.
New Zealand provides funds
assisting the Nauruan judicial system and border protection
programs for which the Republic is extremely grateful.
Justice Minister David Adeang says
it seems some officials in New Zealand are making rash comments
without understanding the facts.
"Contrary to reports in some
sections of the media, there is certainly no breakdown in democracy
or any other turmoil in Nauru. We are merely upholding the rule of
law and those who break the rules will be arrested."
"It is true, several Opposition
MP's are before the courts because of their alleged involvement in
a violent Parliament riot last month and they will be provided with
a fair trial."
Mr Adeang also revealed most
Nauruans support the Government's stance which has so far stopped
the threat of more violence and mob rioting.
Mr Adeang says the President
welcomes the chance to speak to New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray
McCully on Friday, while there have been positive discussions
between President Waqa and Australia's Foreign Minister Julie
Bishop when they talked earlier this week.