The Federated States of Micronesia Establishes Diplomatic Ties with the
United Arab Emirates
Press Release #1609-04
Palikir, Pohnpei FSM Information Services
September 19, 2016
The Permanent Representative of the Federated States of Micronesia to
the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Jane J. Chigiyal, signed on 9
September 2016, a joint communique establishing diplomatic relations with
the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at a signing ceremony that took place at the
UAE Permanent Mission.
Ambassador Chigiyal’s counterpart, the UAE’s Permanent Representative to the
United Nation in New York, Ambassador Lana Zaki Nusseibeh, signed the joint
communique on behalf of her Government.
The Communique, signed in
both Arabic and English, reflects the mutual willingness of both countries
to promote mutual understanding and strengthen friendship and cooperation
between the two countries in the political, economic, social, humanitarian,
cultural and scientific areas. The two countries agreed that their
relationship would be guided by the principles and purposes of the UN
Charter and international law, particularly respect for equality among
States, national sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and
non-interference in the internal affairs of other States.
Communique also acknowledges that the diplomatic relations between the two
countries are established in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna
Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18th April 1961.
signing of the Joint Communique, Ambassador Chigiyal took the opportunity to
thank Ambassador Nusseibeh for UAE’s contribution to the FSM’s sustainable
development in renewable energy by the funding of a 600kW photovoltaic plant
which was recently inaugurated in May 2016 in the State of Pohnpei. Funding
of the project was made available through the UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund
with financing provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.
UAE now joins Kuwait as the
second member state of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with which the FSM
has established relations, and the 78th
country with formal diplomatic
relations with the FSM.