Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
21st December, 2011, New York: The Republic of Suriname and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 21st December, 2011. The Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations, Ambassador Henry Mac-Donald, and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The communiqué expresses the desire of Suriname and Fiji to promote and strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields. It affirms the relationship will be guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, particularly those pertaining to respect for national sovereignty, independence, respect for international treaties, territorial integrity, mutual respect for equality among States, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States. Following the signing of the communiqué, Ambassador Mac-Donald and Ambassador Thomson discussed current issues pertaining to organisations of which both countries are active members, including G77, AOSIS and the Non-Aligned Movement.(Photo caption:Left to right: Ambassador Mac-Donald and First Secretary MacIntosh of the Suriname Mission to the UN, with Counsellor Daunivalu and Ambassador Thomson of the Fiji Mission to the UN)
Source: Fiji Embassy New York
Ministry of Foreign Affairs P. O. Box 2220 Government Buildings Suva, Fiji