Antigua and Barbuda and Fiji Formalize Relations

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NEW YORK, New York, USA – 27th February 2015……Antigua and Barbuda has formulized diplomatic relations at the Ambassadorial level with the Government of Fiji on February 20th 2015.

Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations H.E. Ambassador Dr. Walton Aubrey Webson and Permanent Representative of Fiji H.E. Ambassador Peter Thompson signed a Joint Communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two states.

Both countries highlighted their similarities as Small Island Developing States and pledged to support each other in areas that are important to their respective development. Areas of discussion for joint collaboration are Climate Change, Oceans, and debt. The Ambassadors discussed their economies being heavily dependent on tourism and ways of diversifying the economies in order to maintain sustainability.

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