Diplomacy

Fiji, Cyprus discuss bilateral ties

Fiji and the Republic of Cyprus hope to sign a memorandum of understanding to build on mutual areas of interest. Climate change advocacy, tourism, and maritime law were key items on the agenda during a meeting last week between Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kuabuabola and non-resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Fiji […]

Peni Shute

February 1, 2016 8:43 am

Fiji and the Republic of Cyprus hope to sign a memorandum of understanding to build on mutual areas of interest.

Climate change advocacy, tourism, and maritime law were key items on the agenda during a meeting last week between Minister for Foreign Affairs Ratu Inoke Kuabuabola and non-resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Fiji H.E Mrs Ioanna Malliotis.

Mrs Malliotis highlighted Fiji’s leadership in the 1970’s with the drafting of international maritime law conventions.

Mr Kubuabola expressed support for current United Nations-backed unification talks between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and shared Mrs Malliotis’s optimism of a united Cyprus in the not too distant future.

Mrs Malliotis  and Mr Kubuabola have also agreed to have further dialogue on the issue of their Governments’ proposed candidates for the presidency of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in September.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has nominated Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York Peter Thomson as Fiji’s candidate. The UNGA presidential election is likely to take place in June this year.

What do you think? Leave a comment below.