Lithuania and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 24 January 2014. The Permanent Representative of the Lithuania to the United Nations, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaite, and her Fijian 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 the Lithuania 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. The communiqué calls for the promotion and strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two States in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Murmokaite and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries. Ambassador Thomson reported on the steady progress being made towards Fiji’s 2014 general elections. Ambassador Murmokaite briefed Ambassador Thomson on Lithuania’s current experience on the United Nations Security Council. Lithuania occupies one of the Security Council’s non-permanent seats, and will serve as President of the Council in February 2014.