Guyana and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations in New York on 8 December, 2014. The Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, AmbassadorGeorge Talbot 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 purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly on equality among States, respect for national sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, and respect for international treaties.
The communiqué expresses the desire of both States to strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
Following the formalization ceremony, Ambassadors Talbot and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations, including the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Financing for DevelopmentConference to be held in Addis Ababa in July 2015.