Republics of Panama and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of Panama and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Panamanian Mission to the United Nations in New York on 9th November, 2012. The Permanent Representative of Panama to the United Nations, Ambassador Pablo Antonio Thalassinos 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 Republics of Fiji and Panama to promote mutual understanding and strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation amongst their two peoples. The communiqué affirms the relationship will be guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations 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, independence, territorial integrity, international treaties and non-interference in the internal affairs of States.
Following the formalisation ceremonies, Ambassadors Thalassinos and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries, including the preparations for Fiji’s upcoming chairmanship of the Group of 77.
Ambassadors Thalassinos and Thomson at signing ceremony