Iraq and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of Iraq and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Iraq to the United Nations in New York on 12 August, 2014. The Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.
The communiqué conveys the agreement of both States for their diplomatic relations to be guided by the principles and norms of the United Nations Charter and International Law, in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. The communiqué expresses the desire of both States to promote and strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
Following the formalization ceremony, Ambassadors Alhakim and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations and other international forums. Ambassador Alhakim expressed deep gratitude for Fiji’s provision of the United Nations Guard Unit in Iraq since 2004.