Federated States of Micronesia signs diplomatic relations with Republic of Croatia
NEW YORK, September 30, 1999 (FSM Permanent Mission to the UN) - The Governments of the Federated States of Micronesia and of the Republic of Croatia established diplomatic relations yesterday, September 29, 1999. At a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Masao Nakayama, Permanent Representative of the Federated States of Micronesia and H.E. Dr. Ivan Šimonovi , Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia signed a Joint Communique establishing relations at the Ambassadorial level. In witness of the ceremony were Mr. Jeem S. Lippwe, Minister of the Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations and Mr. Josko Klisovic, First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations.
In informal talks, similarities between both countries were highlighted. While the Federated States of Micronesia is comprised of over six hundred islands organized in four states, the Republic of Croatia comprises of 5 provinces which include over one thousand islands, many of which are inhabited, just of the Dalmatian shore.
The Republic of Croatia became independent barely 5 years after the Federated States of Micronesia and was admitted to the United Nations in 1992, following the Federated States of Micronesia which became a member the year before.