Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
19th December, 2011, New York: The Republic of Fiji and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony in New York on 19th December, 2011. The Permanent Representative of Mauritania to the United Nations, Ambassador Abderrahim Hadrami, and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The communiqué expresses the desire of Mauritania and Fiji to promote and strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, in political, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields.
The communiqué 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 the mutual respect for equality among States, respect for national sovereignty, independence, respect for international treaties, territorial integrity, and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States. Following the signing of the communiqué, Ambassador Hadrami and Ambassador Thomson held discussions on areas of common interest to their two countries.
(Photo caption: Left to right - Ambassador Hadrami of Mauritania, Counsellor Luke Daunivalu and Ambassador Thomson of Fiji)
Source: Fiji Embassy, New York
Ministry of Foreign Affairs P. O. Box 2220 Government Buildings Suva, Fiji