FIJI'S roving ambassador to the Pacific Litia Mawi presented her credentials to the President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands Christopher Jorebon Loeak.
In her statement at the ceremony in Majuro on Wednesday, Ms Mawi highlighted the various developments taking place in the country.
She informed Mr Loeak and his officials that Fiji had just celebrated her 42nd birthday as an independent nation.
"Fiji has a clear vision, real values and achievable goals captured in the people's charter for change, peace and progress and the roadmap to democracy and sustainable socio-economic development in building a better Fiji for all," Ms Mawi said. "Fiji's constitution-making process just saw the successful conduct of the electronic voter registration and the completion last week of the public consultation on the new constitution," she said.
"The Constitutional Commission is now assembling the public submission and based on the declared guiding principles, will draft the new constitution for submission in January 2013 to a constituent assembly, who will from January - March 2013 deliberate on the draft constitution for approval by the end of March 2013," Ms Mawi said.