San Marino and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of San Marino and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 15th March, 2013. The Permanent Representative of the Republic of San Marino to the United Nations, Ambassador Daniele Bodini, and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The communiqué expresses the desire of the Republics of Fiji and San Marino to establish their diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and other norms of international law, particularly those pertaining to the promotion of international peace and security, the respect for State sovereignty, equality among States, territorial integrity, and non-interference in the internal affairs of States.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Bodini and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries. They discussed the role of small States at the United Nations and their common commitment to the work of the Forum of Small States. The ambassadors discussed the important features of the G77’s 2013 agenda, including the talks underway to formulate the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and the importance of fostering understanding on the difficulties being faced by both developed and developing countries at this time.
Ambassadors Bodini and Thomson at the formalization ceremony