The Union of the Comoros and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 7th November, 2013. The Permanent Representative of the Union of the Comoros to the United Nations, Ambassador Roubani Kaambi and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, today signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.
Speaking in Fiji's capacity as Chair of the Group of 77 and China, Ambassador Peter Thomson addressed the UN's Third Committee today on the need for enhanced global action on the eradication of racism and racial discrimination. He said the Group of 77 calls on the United Nations system and the international community to oppose religious intolerance and xenophobia and to enhance dialogue with the aim of promoting tolerance, mutual understanding and respect of ethnic, cultural and religious diversity. Ambassador Thomson said that respect for diversity was crit