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Georgia gains two more friends

By Messenger Staff
Wednesday, March 31
Recently Georgia has established diplomatic relations with two more countries, Fiji and The Comoros. On March 26 Georgia and The Comoros signed a joint communique on the establishment of diplomatic and consular relations, which states that the two countries will conduct bilateral relations in accordance with the fundamental norms and principles of the United Nations, including the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.

The official signing of the communique was held in New York, at Georgia's permanent mission to the UN, where Permanent Representative to the United Nations for The Comoros Mohamed Toihiri and Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN Alexander Lomaia signed the document.

On 29 March Georgia also established diplomatic relations with Fiji. The relevant document here was signed by Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Peter Thomson and Alexander Lomaia again from the Georgian side.

In compliance with international practice concerning the establishment of diplomatic relations the sides sent a joint letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

Fiji is the fifth country of Asia and the Pacific Rim with which Georgia has established diplomatic relations in 2010. Earlier, similar documents were signed with Brunei, the Republic of Maldives, the Marshall Islands and Samoa.

In 2010 Georgia has established diplomatic relations with 13 states. In addition to the five Asia-Pacific Rim states it now has official relations with four from South and Central America (the Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Peru and Saint Lucia) and four African states (Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros and Liberia). Georgia has already established diplomatic relations with 135 of the 191 member states of the United Nations.