Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Epeli Nailatikau of Fiji

Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was himself a member of the Military Council that ruled in the weeks after martial law was declared, as was Brigadier General (retired) Ratu Epeli Ganilau.
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is moving to assert his chiefly authority over the many chiefs of the Bau Confederacy, and has called a gathering of all those chiefs to elect and install a new Vunivalu, or paramount chief.
If Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is elevated to that high status, then he will become the centre of political power in Fiji for many years to come, and a stabilising influence.
According to Bainimarama, he "decided to give him this new responsibility given his extensive knowledge and hands-on experience on the workings of the Civil Service, Governments role in rural development and the sources of assistances available to facilitate such development", while also stating that Nailatikau had "excellent public relations appeal, which is very much needed in outreaching and inter-facing with rural people.
On 14 June 2005, Nailatikau was appointed the UNAIDS Special Representative for the Pacific.
As a chief by birth through his paternal side via his maternal gradmother who is the daughter of Ratu Seru Cakobau, Epeli Nailatikau has the title of Ratu.
Nailatikau is acting PM", Fijilive (25 September 2007.
Nailatikau has had wide experience locally and internationally as a medical doctor.
Commissioner of Prisons Aisea Taoka said that it was "news" that Senator Nailatikau had become a prison counsellor, insisting that he knew nothing about it.
Nailatikau is married to Latu, a schoolteacher.
Ratu Epeli Qaraninamu Nailatikau is a Fijian medical doctor and Senator.
Fiji`s Interim Foreign Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said on Thursday that it was an ``unfortunate`` statement from the leaders, which did not show an understanding of Fiji, and that the forum was being ``misused`` by New Zealand and Australia.
Meanwhile, Fijis interim foreign affairs Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has promised the international community that Fiji is committed to elections in March next year.
DAVID HARDAKER: Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has until recently served as an ambassador for Fiji.
DAVID HARDAKER: In some respects, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is an appropriate choice for George Speight.
Launching the national holiday in Suva yesterday, Acting Prime Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said this year’s celebration would commemorate the 37th year of Fiji’s Independence.
reconciliation must come before justice.
Fijis interim Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has been appointed the new Minister for Provincial Development and Multi-Ethnic Affairs in a Cabinet reshuffle announced today.
Update: 12:44PM The interim Indigenous Affairs, Provincial Development and Multi Ethnic Affairs minister, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau was briefed on government projects completed in the Western Division.
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is on a tour of the Western Division and was briefed by the Commissioner Western,Joeli Rokovada.
NO diplomatic appointments have yet been finalised because there are other more important things in the country to be addressed first, Interim Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said yesterday.
Mr Nailatikau said irrespective of which government was in power, it was every government's right to make certain changes to their way of operation.
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau has devoted his entire life to the Public Service of our country.
Epeli Nailatikau said that since the trust fund was established nothing had been given to those directly affected when the mine closed.
Interim foreign affairs Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau said a MOU was signed in 1999 between the two parties.
Acting Interim Prime Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau says the public should work to help rebuild a better Fiji and a better future for everyone in it.
Acting Prime Minister Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is expected to make a formal statement today on Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama’s appointment as chairman of the Great Council of Chiefs.
Mr Nailatikau said the appointment of a new supervisor of elections at the end of May (2008), together with the earlier appointment of the deputy supervisor of elections, the elections office has now been assigned adequate staff to ensure the smooth and effective running of daily operations.