Saint Kitts & Nevis and Fiji Formalise Diplomatic Relations
The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations in a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, the Permanent Representative of St Kitts & Nevis to the United Nations, Ambassador Delano Frank Bart, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The communiqué expresses the desire of the Governments of Fiji and Saint Kitts & Nevis to promote and strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields. It also states that diplomatic relations between Saint Kitts & Nevis and Fiji will be guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, and that they are established in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Bart and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries at the United Nations. Both countries are members of such developing country groups as G77 (the Group of 77 and China), the Non-Aligned Movement, and AOSIS (Alliance of Small Island States). Ambassador Thomson used the occasion to brief Ambassador Bart on the steady progress being made towards Fiji’s 2014 general elections