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Liechtenstein and Fiji Establish Diplomatic Relations

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
New York

The Principality of Liechtenstein and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 30July, 2014. The Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the United Nations, AmbassadorChristian Wenaweserand his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.

Ambassadors Thomson and Wenaweser at the formalization ceremony

Statement by Ms Namita Khatri, Charge d'Affaires to the Security Council's Open Debate on "Peacekeeping Operations: United Nations and Regional Partnerships in Peacekeeping and its Evolution"

Monday, July 28, 2014
New York

Mr. President,

At the outset, Mr. President, allow me to thank you for convening this open debate on regional partnerships in peacekeeping. Allow me also to thank the Secretary-General, and the representatives of the European Union and the African Union for framing the debate through their presentations. This statement is aligned to that just delivered by the delegation of Egypt on behalf of the Non Aligned Movement.

Fiji Re-Elected to Council of the International Seabed Authority

Friday, July 25, 2014
Kingston, Jamaica

At the elections held today in the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), Fiji was re-elected to the Council of the ISA for a four year period commencing on 1 January, 2015.

The Council is the executive organ of the ISA. It is made up of 36 Member States elected by the ISA membership as a whole.


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