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Germany and Fiji: Bilateral relations

20.04.2022 - Article

The Federal Republic of Germany and Fiji have maintained diplomatic relations since 1 August 1973. Germany does not have an embassy in the country but is represented by the German Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand, and has an honorary consul in Fiji in the town of Nadi.

Bilateral economic relations are limited. Imports to Germany were worth 9.097 million euro in 2021, while German exports totalled 5.161 million euro (source: DESTATIS).

Germany supports Fiji’s development through its contributions to the European Union’s Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – previously, until 2021, the European Development Fund (EDF). It also implements microprojects in the spheres of infrastructure, education and vocational training, as well as health, the advancement of women and combating domestic violence.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH maintains its office for the Pacific in the capital Suva. This office coordinates Germany’s development cooperation with the region, such as a programme on adaptation to climate change and projects promoting the protection of marine and coastal biodiversity.

In 2017, the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 was jointly organised by Fiji and Germany, taking place in Bonn under the Presidency of Fiji. This visible close cooperation between the two countries helped to ensure that the conference was a success.

Fiji is a member of the Group of Friends on Climate and Security in the United Nations, founded by Germany and Nauru.

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