Uganda and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

New York
Monday, September 16, 2013

The Republic of Uganda and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Uganda Mission to the United Nations in New York on 16th September, 2013. The Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, Ambassador Dr. Richard Nduhuura 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 Uganda 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 Uganda and Fiji in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.

Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Nduhuura and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries, including issues currently facing the Group of 77 and China at the United Nations. 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 Nduhuura and Thomson at the formalization ceremony

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