Bilateral relations

France shares the same Oceanian heritage with its neighbors in the Pacific, through the French Territories of New-Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis-and-Futuna.

More than 40 years of diplomatic relations

Diplomatic relations between France and Fiji were established in 1970, when the Nation became independent.

They started the same year with Tonga, which also acceded to independence in 1970.

France has had diplomatic relations since 1978 with Nauru and Tuvalu, after these countries became independent in 1968.

France has had a resident Ambassador in Suva since 1980. The Ambassador of France in Suva is also accredited to Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu.

Beyond the development of political relations, economic diplomacy and regional integration are therefore self-evident priorities for the bilateral relations between France and Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu.

Since the 21st Conference of the United Nations on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement on Climate in 2015, climate change and sustainable development have become a central piece of the bilateral relations between France and the Small Island Developing States of the Pacific.

For further reading

France-Fidji relations on France Diplomacy website
France-Kiribati relations on France Diplomacy website
France-Nauru relations on France Diplomacy website
France-Tonga relations on France Diplomacy website
France-Tuvalu relations on France Diplomacy website

Last updated on: 9 March 2018
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