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Statement by Ambassador Peter Thomson at the 16th Meeting of the Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and Law of the Sea

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
New York

Co-Chairs,

Let me firstly congratulate you for taking the helm of this Informal Consultative Process. You can be assured of the Fiji Delegation's full support throughout this meeting.

At the outset, Fiji aligns itself with the statements delivered by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China, by Malidives on behalf of AOSIS and by the Kingdom of Tonga on behalf of PSIDS. Allow me Co-Chairs to also thank the Secretary-General and those concerned, particularly DOALOS, for the comprehensive report that ties in well with this year's theme.

Co-Chairs,

Commander of Fiji Military Forces Completes UN Meetings

Friday, March 27, 2015
New York

The Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces, Brigadier General Tikoitoga, has completed a five-day visit to the United Nations in New York, during which he attended a series of UN Peacekeeping meetings. The Brigadier General concluded his visit by meeting this morning with the Under-Secretary-General of the UN’s Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Mr Herve Ladsous.

Brigadier General Tikoitoga and Under-Secretary-General Ladsous at the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations in New York

Fiji and Bulgaria Establish Diplomatic Relations

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
New York

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.

Ambassadors Tafrov and Ambassador Thomson signing the communiqué at the formalization ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Bulgaria to the UN

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