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Media Release

Fiji - Liberia establish diplomatic relations




FijLib9The Republic of Liberia and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Liberian Mission to the United Nations in New York on 15th November, 2012. The Permanent Representative of Liberia to the United Nations, Ambassador Marjon Kamara and her Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The communiqué expresses the desire of the Republics of Fiji and Liberia to promote mutual understanding and strengthen ties of friendship and cooperation amongst 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.

During the formalisation ceremonies, Ambassador Kamara expressed Liberia’s thanks to Fiji for its ongoing provision of police personnel to the United Nations Mission in Liberia.  

Diplomats of the Liberian Mission then held talks on issues of common concern including the upcoming G77 work programme and the UN’s formulation of sustainable development goals.

(Photo:  (Left to right) Counsellor Luke Dauinvalu, Ambassador Peter Thomson, Ambassador Marjon Kamara and Minister Dennis of the Liberian Mission to the UN)