FSM Congress News, May 11, 2004
PALIKIR, Pohnpei May 11, 2004 - Congress Speaker Peter M. Christian addressed the nation yesterday, May 10, on the occasion of the 25th Year Anniversary of the Federated States of Micronesia governs itself under its own constitution. The Speaker, as well as the President, the Chief Justice of the FSM Supreme Court, the Lt. Governor of the State of Pohnpei, Former FSM President Leo A. Falcam, and Mr. Davidson Syne of the College of Micronesia-FSM Student Body Association, delivered remarks encouraging officials and citizens of the nation to each continue to do his individual part in making the nation a better place for our citizens today and in the future.
Today, the 3rd Regular Session of the 13th Congress convened. After the usual introduction of officials, which included FSM President Urusemal and Vice President Killion, Former President Leo A. Falcam, the Dean and members of the Diplomatic Corps, the nation's own ambassadors who were in the gallery observing the session, members of the cabinet and other officials and citizens, Speaker Christian appointed Vice Speaker Claude H. Phillip to chair the Special Committee to Wait on the President along with the other Delegation Chairmen Isaac Figir of Yap, Dohsis Halbert of Pohnpei and Roosevelt Kansou of Chuuk as the other members of the same committee.
In reflection of the activities and remarks that took place yesterday during the celebration of the 25th Year Anniversary, Speaker Peter Christian instructed that the remarks be made part of today's journal and should be inserted as such in order for citizens to have easy access to re visit those remarks when ever they please to do so.
The following is Speaker Peter Christian's remarks during yesterday's activities in full text:
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