21 Nov 2011

Fiji formalises ties with Bhutan

7:37 pm on 21 November 2011

Fiji has formalised diplomatic ties with the Kingdom of Bhutan at a ceremony in New York over the weekend.

Fiji's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson and his Bhutan counterpart Lhatu Wangchuk, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.

The officials held discussions on areas of common interest, including Fiji's support at the UN for Bhutan's work in promoting enhanced quality of life through its Gross National Happiness initiative.