Christian Receives the Letter of Credence for Ambassador of Germany
On Monday, August 28, 2017, President Peter M. Christian
received the Letter of Credence of H.E. Dr. Gordon Kricke, Ambassador of
the Federal Republic of Germany to the Federated States of Micronesia,
in an official ceremony held at the President’s conference. He is
cross-accredited from Manila, Philippines.
The ceremony was
followed by a courtesy call by which Ambassador Kricke conveyed warm
regards to the President from the President of Germany, H.E.
President Christian congratulated Ambassador Kricke on his new
appointment and welcomed him to the FSM, expressing his gratitude for
the occasion and sharing his hope that the two countries cooperate and
capitalize on issues of mutual interest at all levels.
Ambassador Kricke thanked President Christian for accepting his
Letter of Credence and indicated that he looks forward to working with
President Christian and the Ambassador exchanged views
and comments over a number of possible areas of cooperation and
assistance with emphasis in climate change which lead to the discussion
on the upcoming COP23, which will be held in Bonn, Germany in November
2017. Among other issues
that were also discussed was the special friendship enjoyed between
Germany and the FSM, as confirmed by FSM’s continuing support of Germany
on issues of mutual interest in the United Nations.
Germany’s candidacy to become a non-permanent member of the
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the term of 2019 to 2020 was
also briefly discussed.
Those present at the ceremony were Vice
President Yosiwo P. George and other members of the President’s cabinet
and staff from the President’s Office and the Department of Foreign