Fiji's Attorney General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says a recent ILO delegation was not “ejected”, “expelled”, “deported” or forced to depart Fiji, but "asked to leave at their earliest opportunity".
"In order to make way for the next ILO visit under the terms of reference provided to the ILO delegation on Monday, they were asked to leave at their earliest opportunity."
Sayed-Khaiyum, in a statement, said the welcome such visits as long as they are conducted by an independent delegation with no predetermined outcomes and a focused agenda.
"The Fijian Government will be pleased to welcome an ILO visit that will produce an objective evaluation of the issues set out in the Terms of Reference. Such an ILO visit will be welcomed to Fiji if they arrive tomorrow or anytime in the future." he said.