New relations between Fiji and Malta established
December 13, 2014 12:06 am
Fiji and the Republic of Malta have formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York this week.
The Permanent Representative of Malta to the United Nations, Ambassador Christopher Grima and his Fiji’s Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.
The communiqué conveys the agreement of both States for their diplomatic relations to be guided by the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly on equality among States, respect for national sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, and respect for international treaties.
The communiqué expresses the desire of both States to strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
Ambassadors Grima and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations, including future candidacies of both Malta and Fiji within the UN system.
The Ambassadors also discussed preparations for the next ‘Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting’, which will be hosted by Malta in November 2015.