Caption: Ambassador Thomson and Ms Ilisapeci Vakacegu at the formalization ceremony with Ambassador Hasbun and Minister Counsellor Torres of the El Salvador Permanent Mission.Photo:SUPPLIED.
The Republic of El Salvador and the Republic of Fiji formalised diplomatic relations this week at a ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in New York.
The Charge d’Affaires of El Salvador’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Ruben Armando Escalante Hasbun, and his Fijian counterpart, Ambassador Peter Thomson, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two States.
The communiqué conveys the agreement of both States for their diplomatic relations to be based on the principles and purposes of the United Nations Charter and international law, particularly in the maintenance of international peace and security, equality among States, respect of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States. The communiqué expresses the desire of both States to strengthen bonds of friendship and cooperation between Fiji and El Salvador.
Following the formalisation ceremony, Ambassadors Hasbun and Thomson held talks on areas of common interest between their two countries and potential areas of cooperation at the United Nations.