The Governments of Fiji and Grenada formalized diplomatic relations at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York on 23 June 2015. Grenada?s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Denis Antoine, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqu? establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The communiqu? conveys the agreement of both States for their diplomatic relations to be guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, particularly on equality among States, respect for national sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, and respect for international treaties.
The communiqu? expresses the desire of both States to promote and strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation between their two countries in political, economic, cultural, humanitarian and other fields.
Following the formalization ceremony, Ambassadors Antoine and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations. With both Ambassadors being founding members of the Group of Friends of Oceans & Seas at the United Nations, their talks covered measures to ensure the safeguarding of the Sustainable Development Goal on the sustainable use of marine resources.