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Media Release

FIJI ESTABLISHES DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BRUNEI DARUSSALAM

 

 April 28th 2011: The Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam and the Government of the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony in New York on Monday

The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations of both countries, H.E.  Mr Latif Tuah of Brunei Darussalam and H.E. Mr Peter Thomson of Fiji, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations.

The signing ceremony was attended by Counsellor Luke Daunivalu of the Fiji Mission to the United Nations and the diplomatic staff of the Brunei Mission.

In formalising diplomatic relations, Fiji and Brunei affirmed their desire to promote friendly relations and cooperation between their peoples and countries. 

The joint communiqué is based on the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, particularly in respect for and promotion of international peace and security, equality among States, national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of States.

In their discussions after the formalisation of diplomatic relations, the two Ambassadors agreed to explore and facilitate opportunities for mutual trade and beneficial exchanges between the two Asia-Pacific countries. In addition, they agreed to assist each other in areas of common interest at the United Nations, particularly within the context of the Asian Group.