New Zealand gets NZD 8m for Pacific fisheries
The leaders met for their day-long retreat on the remote and picturesque Cook Islands atoll, One Foot Island, on Thursday as part of the three-day regional summit.
They agreed that Fiji will remain suspended if and when elections are held in 2014 as scheduled.
Cook Islands Prime Minister and forum chair Henry Puna said there was no great push to have Fiji reinstated.
Puna said the integrity of the forum depends on unity, but each country is doing its part to make sure that Fiji is not completely isolated.