Ecuador And Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of Ecuador and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Ecuador Mission to the United Nations in New York on Tuesday, 12th February, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, Ambassador Xavier Mendoza and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two developing nations.
The communiqué expresses the desire of the Republics of Fiji and Ecuador Republic to establish their diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and in conformity with the United Nations Charter and international law. The communiqué calls for the promotion of mutual understanding and the strengthening of friendship and cooperation among the peoples of the two republics.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Mendoza and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries. Included in these talks were the forthcoming deliberations of the UN’s Special Committee on Decolonisation, of which Ecuador is the Chair and Fiji is a long-standing member. Discussions also covered the upcoming negotiations, under Fiji’s Chairmanship, of the Group of 77’s position on the follow-up agenda for Post-Rio+20 Conference.