FIJI BEGINS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH GEORGIA

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Fifth Pacific nation to establish diplomatic relations

By Tevita Vuibau SUVA, Fiji (Fijilive, Oct. 3, 2011) – The Georgian minister of foreign affairs Grigol Vashadze is currently in Fiji to enhance co-operation and strengthen bilateral relations between the Pacific Island country and Georgia.

Vashadze will hold a series of bilateral talks with representatives of Fiji as parts of efforts to ensure the mutual development of the two countries

The deputy foreign minister of Georgia David Jalagania said the visit would contribute to deepening relations with the Oceania countries.

Fiji had established diplomatic relations with Georgian government last year based on the desire to develop bilateral relations in accordance with the fundamental norms and principles of the United Nations.

Fiji is the fifth country in the Asia Pacific region that Georgia has established diplomatic relations in 2010.

[PIR editor's note: In 2010, Tuvalu received a US$12,000 assistance award from the country of Georgia, which borders Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan in Eastern Europe.]

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