Vice President Yosiwo P. George on a Working Visit to Japan
Press Release #1704-05
FSM Information Services
April 25, 2017
The Honorable Yosiwo P. George, Vice
President of the FSM, paid an official working visit to Japan from April
11 to 15, 2017.
The purpose of this trip was to explore
vocational opportunities in Japan and to meet with colleges, key
officials, and organizations to discuss these opportunities.
The trip provided
the opportunity to thank the people and government of Japan for its
economic assistance over the years – which
played an important part in the economic development of the Federated
States of Micronesia (FSM). The trip
also provided opportunities to look further into strengthening
cooperation in the fields of goodwill exchanges, education and capacity
building of the country’s human resources.
While in Tokyo, the Vice
a meeting with the Chairman and other members of the Japan-FSM
Parliamentary Friendship League, where friendly exchanges on important
issues concerning the FSM and Japan were discussed. Both sides committed
to working together for the mutual benefit of the two countries,
acknowledged the development taking place in bilateral relations, and
encouraged more interactions at all levels to further
strengthen the existing relations
peoples and government of the two countries
taking into consideration the upcoming 30th
anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2018. Vice President also held a
meeting with the Association for Promotion of International Cooperation
(APIC) and a visit to the Pacific Island Center (PIC).
The program of the visit also included
Konan City in Aichi Prefecture, Aichi Konan
Community College, and Hakuho College in Nara Prefecture. In his
interactions with officials and representatives of Konan City, Konan
Community College and Hakuho College, the Vice President reiterated his
desire to further nurture the good relations, and hoped to identify and
promote educational as well as capacity building opportunities for
students of the FSM.
The delegation of the Vice President
consisted of the Second Lady Mrs. Antelise George, Special Assistant to
Vice President Mr. Herman Semes Jr., FSM Department of Education
Post-Secondary Administrator Ms. Joyleen Sienes, accompanied by
Ambassador Fritz and First Secretary Suenaga
from the FSM Embassy in Tokyo. The delegation arrived in Tokyo and
departed from Osaka.