Government of the Republic of Fiji
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service
7th December 2012, New York: The Republic of Mozambique and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Mozambique Mission to the United Nations in New York on Thursday, 6th December, 2012. The Permanent Representative of Mozambique to the United Nations, Ambassador Antonio Gumende 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 Mozambique to establish their diplomatic relations at ambassadorial level in accordance with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and in conformity with the United Nations Charter and international law.
Following the formalisation ceremonies, Ambassadors Gumende and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries. Ambassador Thomson reported on the steady progress of the Fiji Roadmap towards the achievement of sustainable democracy in 2014. Undertaking to work together closely at the United Nations, the ambassadors discussed the cooperative opportunities available to Mozambique and Fiji through the International Sugar Organisation, the International Seabed Authority, the ACP, the Commonwealth, and the Group of 77.
(Photo caption: Ambassadors Gumende and Thomson signing the recognition communiqué)
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