PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Congress): January 6, 2003 - FSM Senator Isaac Figir from the State of Yap and Chairman of the Congressional Committee on External Affairs urged FSM President Leo A. Falcam December 17, 2002, to seek assistance for Guam after Super Typhoon Pongsona shattered the island. The senator compares the sight he saw on Guam to those photographs of the remains of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb blast.
President Falcam responded to Figir's letter on December 23, and informed the senator that he has written to the Governor of Guam to offer the assistance of "our nation during their period of need." Falcam's letter also stated that there were seven linemen from Pohnpei Utility Corporation left during the holidays to assist Guam, leaving their families behind. Seven other people will leave soon, according to Falcam's letter. The President thanked the Continental Airlines for providing free tickets to those traveled to Guam to provide assistance.
The following is Senator Figir's letter in full text:
Congress is set to start its three-day 4th Special Session of the 12th Congress tomorrow, January 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. and again extends invitations to all interested people to observe.
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