Angelina Jolie will not be visiting Nauru

Last updated 17:26 14/07/2014
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NOT HEADED FOR NAURU: Angelina Jolie

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Hollywood film star Angelina Jolie will not be visiting the small island of Nauru, which also holds one of Australia's offshore processing centres.

Nauru President  Baron Waqa invited Jolie, who is also the Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to Nauru at a global summit on sexual violence against women in conflict in London last month.

However sources have told Fairfax Media that the actress has no plans to visit Nauru, and her diary is full for the next 12 months.

Earlier reports said Nauru's government had confirmed Jolie had accepted the offer and would visit the island.

On Monday, Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday any visit by the Hollywood star to Nauru was not a matter for Australia.

''Well, those are matters for the Nauruan government, they decide who comes to their country. You should direct those questions to them,'' he said during a press conference in Canberra.

When asked whether the minister was concerned Ms Jolie's visit would shine a light on Australia's treatment of asylum seekers in Nauru, Mr Morrison said: ''I don't plan to respond to any of the assertions you have made. Who visits Nauru is a matter for the Nauruan government.''

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- Sydney Morning Herald

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