Ambassador Peter Thomson and Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov at the ceremony.
The Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Fiji Mission to the United Nations in New York on 14 February 2014.
The Permanent Representative of the Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations, Ambassador Talaibek Kydyrov, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqu? establishing diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The communiqu? expresses the desire of Fiji and the Kyrgyzstan to establish their diplomatic relations in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Charter of the United Nations, and to contribute to the development of bilateral cooperation and the consolidation of world peace.
The communiqu? calls for the relationship to be built on the principles of peaceful coexistence, equality, and mutual respect of the sovereignty of each other?s territory.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Kydyrov and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries.
Ambassador Thomson reported on the steady progress being made towards Fiji?s 2014 general elections and Ambassador Kydyrov gave an explanation of the political history of Kyrgyzstan.
They discussed the special development challenges facing land-locked countries on the one hand, and those of the small island developing countries in the context of the work of the United Nations.