Monaco and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Principality of Monaco and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 13th November, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Monaco to the United Nations, Ambassador Isabelle Picco and her Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, today signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.
The communiqué expresses the desire of Fiji and Monaco to establish their diplomatic relations in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law. The communiqué calls for the promotion of mutual understanding and the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between Monaco and Fiji.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Picco and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest to their two countries at the United Nations, focusing on the priority placed by both upon good stewardship of oceanic resources. Discussions covered efforts to create a Sustainable Development Goal aimed at healthy oceans and seas for the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda. In concluding the meeting, the Ambassadors assured each other of the mutual support of their Missions in the furtherance of common causes in multilateral affairs.