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Costa Rica and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

New York
Friday, August 2, 2013

The Republic of Costa Rica and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 2nd August, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Costa Rica to the United Nations, Ambassador Eduardo Ulibarri and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, today signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

The communiqué expresses the desire of the Republics of Fiji and Costa Rica to establish their diplomatic relations in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law.  The communiqué calls for the promotion and strengthening of bonds of friendship and cooperation between Costa Rica and Fiji in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.

Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Ulibarri and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries.  Ambassador Thomson reported on the steady progress of the Fiji Roadmap towards the achievement of sustainable democracy with parliamentary elections to be held in Fiji in 2014.  In concluding the meeting, the Ambassadors assured each other of the mutual support of their Missions in the furtherance of common causes in multilateral affairs.


Ambassadors Ulibarri and Thomson at the formalization ceremony


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