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23rd Micronesia Islands Forum (MIF) held in Saipan, CNMI

President Peter M. Christian was joined by the Chuuk Governor Johnson Elimo, Pohnpei Governor Marcelo K. Peterson and Yap Lt. Governor James Yangetmai, and their respective delegations, to Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), to attend the 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum (MIF) on April 25 – 27, 2018. The MIF is comprised of Chief Executives, namely: the Presidents of the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the four Governors of Chuuk State, Pohnpei State, Yap State, and Kosrae State, and the Governors of the Territory of Guam and CNMI.  The Chief Executives met to reaffirm their commitments on behalf of their people and their governments to the Micronesian Region as a whole, in order to establish closer ties among themselves, continued constructive dialogue and cooperation upon issues of mutual interest, and agree upon initiatives that benefit the MIF members and the Micronesian Region. more>>

FSM endorses its Country Program for the Green Climate Fund - 1st in the Pacific and 4th globally

The Federated States of Micronesia has completed its Country Program for the Green Climate Fund and President Peter M. Christian has endorsed the document.  FSM is the first Pacific country to submit a Country Program to the Green Climate Fund, and is now set to start developing its nationwide priority projects and begin accessing climate change financing from the Fund. 

The FSM Country Program has been in development since the inception workshop in November 2016. A final workshop to validate the ‘green growth’ oriented Country Program and its projects portfolio was held in August 2017 in Pohnpei State.  The Country Program is an outcome of nationwide stakeholders’ engagement in addressing the FSM’s financing needs for resilient development.  For the first time, FSM has a consolidated framework to develop large scale, cross-sectoral projects and programs which can transform its economy into a ‘green economy’ and make sure our communities thrive while adapting to climate change. more>>

 

18th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit held in Majuro

























From left to right: 
President Baron Waqa of the Republic of Nauru;  President Tommy Remengesau Jr; of the Republic of Palau; President Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands; President Peter M. Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia; and President Taneti Maamau of the Republic of Kiribati.

The 18th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS) was held in Majuro of the Republic of the Marshall Islands on February 27, 2018 with two new additional members.  The MPS is an annual Summit of the Presidents of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau but this year, the Republic of Nauru and Republic of Kiribati joined for the first time.  

The Summit is an annual event for the Micronesian Presidents to discuss issues of common concern at the national, regional and international levels.  The five Presidents signed the Delap Joint Communique based on discussions by the Presidents on a whole range of issues such as air space management and air services, regional maritime cooperation, regional vocational cooperation on agriculture, trade, technology, and related issues.  The Presidents also discussed issues concerning climate change, and sustainable sea transport. more>>

 

 

Visit by Deputy Mission Director Clay Epperson of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the FSM 
Press Release #1801-03
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services


The USAID Deputy Mission Director Clay Epperson visited the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk State and Pohnpei State) from January 19-24, 2018. The purpose of the visit was to attend a close-out ceremony in Chuuk State for Typhoon Maysak. Deputy Director Epperson was accompanied by Mr. Robert Pierce, a colleague from the USAID Office in Manila. more>>

Federated States of Micronesia registers its Maritime Treaties with the United Nations Secretariat.
Press Release #1801-04
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
The Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), through its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York, had on 4 August 2017, registered with the United Nations a Treaty between the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) concerning maritime boundaries and cooperation on related matters.  The Treaty signed in Majuro, the Capital of the RMI on 5 July 2006, came into force in accordance with its article 7 on 24 July 2015. more>>

 

 

H.E. Arifin Tasrif presented Credentials to President Peter M. Christian as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Federated States of Micronesia
Press Release #1801-02
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services

On January 11, 2018,
President Peter M. Christian received His Excellency Arifin Tasrif as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the FSM with residence in Tokyo, Japan.  

 

During the ceremony, President Christian congratulated him on his new appointment and for being the first to present his credentials (POC) in the year 2018. He further acknowledged the importance of Ambassador Tasrif’s presentation of credentials by bringing the largest delegation to Pohnpei.  He also expressed his confidence that the close relationship between FSM and Indonesia will continue to grow in the years ahead as we continue to engage in issues of mutual interest. more>>

 

 

H.E. Jaideep Mazumdar presented Credentials to President Peter M. Christian as the new Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Federated States of Micronesia
Press Release #1801-01
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services


On Friday morning of January 12, 2018 President Peter M. Christian received the Letter of Credence of H.E. Jaideep Mazumdar, Ambassador of the Republic of India to the FSM, in an official ceremony held at the President’s new conference room.

During the ceremony, President Christian welcomed Ambassador to the FSM and thanked him for taking his time to visit the FSM to formally present his credentials as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to the FSM. Among other issues discussed in the meeting, President Christian indicated the air service, agriculture and capacity building are critical to FSM’s economic development. He also indicated that climate change is still a top priority for FSM. more>>

 

 

 



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