Grant Aid of 80 Million RMB to
FSM Information Services
Palikir, Pohnpei (Department of
An Agreement on Economic and Technical
Cooperation was signed between Secretary Lorin S. Robert and Ambassador
Li Jie, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China on behalf their
respective governments on December 13, 2016 at the President’s
Conference Room. The grant aid of RMB 80 million is by far the biggest
of its kind to the FSM. Pursuant to the agreement, the grant aid shall
be used for transport sector project(s) and other project(s) to be
agreed upon between the two Governments.
In a short remark after the
signing, Ambassador Li conveyed that the grant aid was timely given the
spirit of the holiday season as a gift from the Chinese Government to
the FSM. He further touched on the special relations between FSM and
China and further stated that the grant is part of his ongoing efforts
to push Beijing to increase its assistance to the FSM. He further stated
that he will continue to push his Government to make sure that the next
assistance to the FSM will be no less that 80 million RMB.
Robert responded by thanking Ambassador Li and expressed his
appreciation for the generous assistance to the FSM on behalf of both of
President Christian and Vice President George who were witnessing the
signing of the agreement ceremony. He continued by assuring Ambassador
Li that the grant assistance will not only assisted FSM in its ongoing
nation building efforts but will certainly enhance the good working
relations between FSM and China.
further information on this release, please contact the Department of
Foreign Affairs, APAMA Division at 320-2613.