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Mrs. Yvonne Adams Hawkins commissioned as First Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in the FSM
Press Release #1703-01
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
March 17, 2017


On March 10, Mrs. Yvonne J. Adams Hawkins, was officially received by Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the Honorable Lorin S. Robert, as the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in a brief ceremony held at the FSM Department of Foreign Affairs Conference Room. more>>

 

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT ON THE OCCASION OF THE SUCCESSFUL HOLDING OF 2017 NATIONAL ELECTION

On the 7th of March 2017 we stood at another crossroad of our political obligations to carry out the mandate of our National Constitution that every two years the people of the Federated States of Micronesia shall choose members to the FSM Congress. 

We did. And did well.  And I take this occasion to express my “thank you” to all the people, the citizens of the Nation who went to the polls to cast their votes for the candidates of their choice.

I want also to take this opportunity to salute all the candidates whose desire to serve the Nation must not be taken lightly.

Finally, to those candidates upon whom the people put their greatest hope and trust for good representation…I congratulate them and hope that their success in the election enlarges their hearts and minds to represent all people of the FSM to the best of their abilities.

Let us all look forward to working together for the well being of all our citizens.

Peter M. Christian
President

 

Data Communications and Inforgraphics Basics Workshop for Data Producers
Press Release #1702-03
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
February 27, 2017


In the week of 20-24 February 2017, employees from the national government participated in a Data Communications and Infographics Basics Workshop at the Central Facility at the government complex in Palikir.

The objective of the workshop was to teach participants how to turn complex information and data into infographics (pictorial presentation of the data) for a wider dissemination, with a primary focus on Household Income and Expenditure (HIES) based statistics. The training targeted data producers or providers and was specifically designed for National Statistical Offices communicators.  more>>


Civil Air Transportation amendment signed between the Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia and Nauru
Press Release #1702-01
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
February 03, 2017


On January 28, 2017 at 12:30 PM, the FSM Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Communications & Infrastructure, The Honorable Lukner Weilbacher, and the Nauru Government’s Minister for Nauru Air Corporation, The Honorable David Adeang, signed amendment no. 2 to the Civil Air Transport Agreement between the two Governments. more>>

TRUST FUND FOR THE FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
Press Release #1702-02
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
February 03, 2017

Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia – On February 01, 2017, the FSM Secretary of the Department of Finance & Administration, the Honorable Sihna Lawrence, announced that the FSM Trust Fund ended calendar year 2016 with a total balance of $94.12 million, including the state accounts established by Public Law 18-107. more>>

 

Vice-President George received courtesy call by Ambassador of France
Press Release #1701-02
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
January 20, 2017


On Wednesday January 18, 2017, Vice-President Yosiwo P. George received a courtesy call by the French Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), His Excellency Thierry Mathou. The Ambassador, who is based in Manila, Philippines, visited the FSM primarily to discuss possibilities of cooperation between the FSM and France, specifically as it relates to the valorization of Pohnpei’s Nan Madol historical ruins, which has recently been successfully inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. more>>

 

New FSM Ambassador to the United States of America
Press Release #1701-01
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
January 10, 2017

(Palikir, Pohnpei) – A brief ceremony was held on January 9th at the President’s Office in Palikir for the swearing in of Ambassador-designate Akillino H. Susaia as the next Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) Ambassador to the United States of America.  Ambassador-designate Susaia was nominated by President Christian and confirmed by the 19th FSM Congress to serve as Ambassador to the United States. He succeeds former Ambassador Asterio Takesy. Mr. Susaia will serve as the 4th FSM Ambassador to the United States since FSM became a sovereign independent Nation. 
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Grant Aid of 80 Million RMB to the FSM
Press Release #1612-05
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
December 16, 2016


Palikir, Pohnpei (Department of Foreign Affairs): 
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. more>>

Handed Over-Certificate of $800,000
Press Release #1612-04
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
December 12, 2017

Palikir, Pohnpei (Department of Foreign Affairs): On December 9, 2016, a signing of a handover certificate took place at the President’s conference room between Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the FSM, T.H. Lorin Robert and H.E. Li Jie of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China.

The monetary assistance of $800,000 will be used to subsidize the newly launched Air Niuguni that provides service between Papua New Guinea and FSM.   more>>

Air Niugini commences air service to the Federated States of Micronesia
Press Release #1612-03

Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
December 12, 2017

On December 4, 2016, Air Niugini began its service into the Federated States of Micronesia. The twice a week service by Air Niugini will originate in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Wednesdays and Saturdays with the Wednesday flight flying into Chuuk, continuing to Pohnpei and back to Port Moresby. The Saturday flight will go from Port Moresby direct to Pohnpei and on to Chuuk before returning to Port Moresby. more>>

 

Ambassador Chigiyal Speaks on Behalf of PIF on Oceans
Press Release #1612-02
Palikir, Pohnpei
FSM Information Services
December 08, 2017

New York, 7 December 2016 (FSMUN): Today, as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) opened its annual debate on its agenda item on Oceans and the Law of the Sea, Federated States of Micronesia Permanent Representative Ambassador Jane J. Chigiyal, speaking as Chair of the 18 member Pacific Island Forum, told the world body that “Given the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, we have always seen ourselves as custodians in protecting and sustainably using our Ocean.”
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President Christian Joins World Leaders to Push Forward with Climate Action at COP22

Press Release #1612-01

Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
December 07, 2016

Unfazed by the challenges of the multilateral negotiations, FSM President Peter M. Christian called on the world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Morocco to maintain the momentum by “fighting the battles and climbing the mountains” to overcome such challenges in the continuing war to “save the planet and her people”.  In the presence of His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, President Christian highlighted recent successes initiated and co-sponsored by FSM and Morocco which included the phase-down of HFCs in the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol which would result in the reduction of 0.5 (half a percent) degree Celsius of global warming and the elimination of about 70 - 80 billion tons of greenhouse gas equivalent being emitted into the atmosphere.  Such successes must be celebrated but also followed by continued work to maintain and accelerate the momentum. more>>



United States Air Force Annual Christmas Drop


The United States Air Force is once again playing the role of Santa to the designated outer island communities of Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap State.  The United States  13th Air Force out of Andersen Air Force Base in Guam is sponsoring the 2016 Christmas Drop.   The Christmas Drop Mission will be held on December 6thto 16th, 2016 and will be conducted by three U.S. military aircraft originating and terminating at Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. 

 

FSM Embassy Celebrates the 30th National Day in Beijing
Press Release #1611-03
Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
November 25, 2016


November 18, 2016 (FSM Embassy, Beijing)  
Ambassador Carlson D. Apis hosted a celebration in honor of the 30th Anniversary of the FSM National Day at the Renaissance Capital Hotel in Beijing.  The celebration brought together representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, the Pacific Community in Beijing and other private sector representatives. 

In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Apis touched on the FSM’s history and process for self-determination.  more>>

FSM Participates in the 2016 China International Travel Mart-Shanghai
Press Release #1611-04

Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
November 25, 2016


November 11, 2016 (FSM Embassy, Beijing)
In coordination with the FSM Department of Resources and Development, the FSM Embassy participated in the 2016 China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai from November 10-13, 2016.  The FSM was a member of the Pacific delegation organized by the South Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO). 

The CITM has become a valuable platform in the tourism market and demonstrates China’s inbound and outbound potentials.  China has been the largest outbound tourism spender for the past four years and contributes 13% to the global tourism revenue.  Over 2,500 exhibitors from China and abroad participated in this year’s CITM. 
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FSM Embassy participates in The first Chinese Maritime Silk Road-International Health Industry Forum and Healthy Cities Construction and Enablement Conference in Lingshui, Hainan
Press Release #1611-05
Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
November 25, 2016


November 12, 2016 (FSM Embassy, Beijing)
 At the invitation of the International Eco-tech Cooperation Working Committee of the China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC), Ambassador Carlson D. Apis participated in the First Chinese Maritime Silk Road - International Health Industry Forum and Healthy Cities Construction and Enablement Conference in Lingshui, Hainan from 12 to 13 November 2013. 

The Conference brought together leaders of relevant state ministries and commissions, leaders of Hainan Province and Lingshui County, representatives of international organizations, Diplomatic Envoys along the maritime Silk Road, health experts, and business leaders to discuss cross boundary cooperation in the trade of agricultural products to promote Health Industries and Healthy Cities.


The FSM, like other international representatives that attended, gave presentations on healthy agriculture products that are exportable with the support of interested international partners who are willing to invest.  more>>


Vice President Yosiwo P. George Visits Guangdong, China
Press Release #1611-01

Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
November 16, 2016


The Honorable Vice President Yosiwo P. George visited China’s Guangdong Province from October 26-31, 2016 to attend the 2016 Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo in Dongguan on October 27 and the Production Capacity Cooperation and Innovative Development Forum in Guangzhou on October 28.  Both events are part of the Central Government’s Belt and Road initiative aimed to revitalize and integrate China’s economy with economies abroad.  This is the third year that the Maritime Silk Road Expo has been hosted in Guangdong province.  It has become an effective platform in enhancing cooperation and exchanges between Guangdong province and countries along the Maritime Silk road. more>>

Ambassador Apis Presents Credentials in Seoul, Korea
Press Release #1611-02
Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
November 16, 2016


November 1, 2016 (FSM Embassy, Beijing)  Ambassador Carlson D. Apis presented his Letter of Credence to Her Excellency Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea during a ceremony held at the Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae) in Seoul on 01 November 2016.  The Letter of Credence was signed by His Excellency President Peter M. Christian designating Ambassador Apis as the FSM Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Korea.  In receiving the letter, President Park accepted Ambassador Apis as the non-resident FSM ambassador accredited to Korea with residence in Beijing.  Ambassador Apis presented his credentials as part of a group ceremony which included eight other non-resident Ambassadors from Namibia, Guinea, Slovenia, Zimbabwe, Lithuania, Mauritius, Samoa and Bhutan. more>>

 

 

 

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