El Salvador and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 30 January 2015. The Charge d’Affaires of El Salvador’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Ruben Armando Escalante Hasbun, 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 based on the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly in the maintenance of international peace and security, equality among States, respect of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States. The communiqué expresses the desire of both States to strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation between Fiji and El Salvador.
Following the formalization ceremony, Ambassadors Hasbun and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations.