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Bolivia and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Thursday, January 9, 2014
New York

The Plurinational State of Bolivia and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. At the ceremony, Bolivia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sasha Llorentty, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Fiji's Minister of Foreign Affairs Passes the G77 Torch to the President of Bolivia

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
New York

At a ceremonial meeting at the United Nations in New York today, Fiji’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, handed over the Chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China to Bolivia’s Head of State, President Evo Morales Ayma.  Bolivia will now Chair the 133-member G77 for the duration of 2014, taking over from a Fiji leadership role that began in January 2013.

Ambassador Peter Thomson’s Closing Remarks for the G77 and China Ambassadorial Meeting of 19 December 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013
New York

Excellencies,

Distinguished colleagues,

This is my last opportunity to address you from the Chair of the Group of 77 and China at an ambassadorial meeting. At the handover meeting on 8th January, I’m happy to say that Fiji’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, will be present to pass the torch on to Bolivia. I know that the 8th of January will be a momentous day for us all, a day which we are greatly looking forward to.

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