Yemen and Fiji Formalise Diplomatic Relations

New York
Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Republic of Yemen and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations in a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Yemen to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations, Ambassador Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal, 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 Yemen to promote friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic and cultural fields.  It also states that diplomatic relations between Yemen and Fiji will be driven by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly in mutual respect for independence, sovereign equality, territorial integrity, non-interference in each other’s domestic affairs and the free exercise of the right to self-determination.

Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Al-Sallal and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries at the United Nations, and discussed the progress being made in their countries towards general elections.

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