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     Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

REPUBLICS OF GHANA AND FIJI ESTABLISH DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS

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 (Photo of Ambassadors Kanda and Thomson)

 

The Republic of Ghana and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Ghanaian Mission to the United Nations in New York on Friday, 12th October, 2012. The Permanent Representative of Ghana to the United Nations, Ambassador Ken Kanda and his Fiji counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two developing nations.  

The communiqué expresses the desire of the Republics of Fiji and Ghana to promote mutual understanding and strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation among their two peoples.  The communiqué affirms the relationship will be guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and other norms of international law, particularly those pertaining to the promotion of international peace and security, the respect for State sovereignty, equality among States, independence, territorial integrity, international treaties and non-interference in the internal affairs of States.  

Following the formalisation ceremonies, Ambassadors Kanda and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries, including the political history of both countries, the steady progress of the Fiji Roadmap towards sustainable democracy, the cooperative opportunities available for Ghana and Fiji through the Commonwealth, and the work involved in Fiji’s upcoming chairmanship of the Group of 77 and China.