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Media Release

Fiji Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Botswana

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28th June 2011, New York, USA: The Republic of Botswana and the Republic of Fiji today formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York. The Permanent Representative of Botswana to the United Nations, Ambassador Charles Ntwaagae and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations on 28th June 2011. The signing ceremony was attended by Counsellor Luke Daunivalu of the Fiji Mission and Counsellor Faith Daniel of the Botswana Mission.

In formalizing diplomatic relations, Fiji and Botswana have affirmed their desire to be guided by the principles and purposes enshrined in the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly those pertaining to the respect and promotion of international peace and security, States sovereignty, the mutual respect for independence, equality among States, international treaties, territorial integrity and non-interference in the domestic affairs of other States.