Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Congress News, October 13, 2004

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Congress): October 13, 2004 - Speaker Peter M. Christian convened the Fourth Regular Session this morning in the congressional Chamber and later in the afternoon convened the First Micronesian Legislative Conference in the congressional Central Facilities Building.

The congressional session is now in recess until 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 18.

The legislative conference will continue to meet and discuss ways to improve, promote and develop plans for a sustainable economy, trade with the United States, security, fisheries, airfreight and shipping, to name just a few matters of interest to the entire Micronesian region. The theme of the conference is: "Strategic Regional Issues." For the first two days, experts attending the conference will make presentations according to their areas of expertise, and the following days will be divided to discussions and the signing of communiqués on issues of mutual interest to the participating entities. The plan for the conference is to adjourn on Friday, October 15.

For further information on this release, please contact:

Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia
Public Information Office
P.O Box PS-3
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2324/2325
Fax.: (691) 320-5122