6 - 17 November 2017  

     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Media Release

Fiji Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Malawi


The Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Fiji formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York today. The Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations, Ambassador Brian Bowler and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thompson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations on 27th July 2011. The signing ceremony was attended by Mr Esala Nayasi of the Fiji Mission and Mrs Janet Karim of the Malawi Mission.

In formalizing diplomatic relations, Fiji and Malawi have affirmed their desire to promote and strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.  Diplomatic relations have been formalised between the two countries on the basis of mutual respect for each other’s sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States.

In their discussions following the signing, the two Ambassadors agreed to explore and facilitate opportunities for mutual and beneficial exchanges between their two countries. In addition, they agreed to assist each other in areas of common interest at the United Nations.

(Photo inset: Left to right: Ambassador Thomson of Fiji and Ambassador Bowler of Malawi exchanging signed communiques.)