Fiji and Bulgaria Establish Diplomatic Relations
The Government of the Republic of Fiji and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the United Nations in New York on 25 March 2015. Bulgaria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Stephan Tafrov, and his Fijian 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 Charter of the United Nations 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 promote and strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
Following the formalization ceremony, Ambassadors Tafrov and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations.
Ambassador Thomson said that with the conclusion of today’s ceremony, Fiji has now formalized diplomatic relations with all UN Member States belonging to the Eastern Europe Group and the Western European Group.