Bolivia and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

New York
Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sasha Llorentty, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

The communiqué expresses the desire of Fiji and Bolivia 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 Bolivia and Fiji.

Following the formalisation ceremony, the Ambassadors held talks on areas of common interest to their two countries at the United Nations, with focus on the work ahead to achieve sustainable development.  Fiji’s Ambassador was able to provide advice and assurances to Bolivia’s Ambassador in relation to the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China, following the handover from Fiji to Bolivia of the Chairmanship yesterday.

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