Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Second Resident Ambassador of Japan to the FSM Presents Credentials to President Mori

Palikir, Pohnpei (Dept. of Foreign Affairs) April 7, 2011 - The second resident Ambassador of Japan to the FSM, His Excellency Eiichi Suzuki, presented his credentials to President Emanuel Mori on April 4, 2011 in the President's cabinet room after arriving on the 18 February 2011. While awaiting presentation of his letters of credence to President Mori, Ambassador Suzuki presented copy of his letters of credence to Secretary Lorin Robert in advance enable him to take up his function as Head of the Japan Mission in the FSM. Under Article 13 of the Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations of 1961, the head of the mission is considered as having taken up his functions in the receiving State either when he has presented his credentials or when he has notified of his arrival and a true copy of his credentials has been presented to the Department of Foreign Affairs of the receiving State.

During the credential ceremony, Ambassador Suzuki began by expressing his heartfelt gratitude to the Government and the people of the FSM, the Diplomatic Corps and other organizations for the warm sympathies, prayers and donations to the people of Japan on the unprecedented crises caused by the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear power plant accident. He further stated that Japan will overcome the hardship together with the generous cooperation and support from all over the world.

In his remarks, Ambassador highlighted that Japan and FSM are both located in the Pacific Ocean and have established close, historical, cultural and business ties.

Ambassador concluded his remarks by stating, "As the Ambassador of Japan to the Federated States of Micronesia, I commit to devote myself to enhance our relationship with more stability and strength and to further deepen mutual trust and respect between our two countries."

President Mori welcomed and congratulated Ambassador Suzuki on his appointment and assured him of his desire to work closely with him and his government towards the fulfillment of the shared interests and aspirations in his responding remarks. He reiterated that Ambassador Suzuki's presentation presents an excellent opportunity for the two countries to further cultivate the strong bonds of friendship which is underpinned by historic and blood ties as well as mutual interests and values.

President ended his remarks by stating, "Mr. Ambassador, in receiving your letters of credence today, I welcome you wholeheartedly to the small diplomatic community here in Pohnpei, and of course to your new home for the next several years."

In attendance during the credential ceremony were, Vice President Alik L. Alik, members of the Diplomatic Corp and Cabinet members among others.

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