Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Canada Requested FSM Support for UN Security Council Seat

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): May 6, 1998 - Canadian Special Envoy Royce Firth and New Zealand Ambassador to the FSM John Mills, paid a courtesy call on President Jacob Nena first week of April. They were seeking FSM's support for their non-permanent seat to the United Nations Security Council, according to a Communication from the Deputy Secretary of Department of Foreign Affairs.

Canada has put forth its candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the term 1999-2000 which will be voted on during the 53rd UN General Assembly. Other members interested in the two slots are the Netherlands and Greece.

FSM UN Permanent Representative will be called upon to cast its vote on the candidate of its choice. It was for this reason that the Canadian Special Envoy made a personal visit to personally seek support from the FSM President and the FSM UN Mission.

An Aide-Memoir stated that the Government of Canada would greatly appreciate the esteemed and valuable support of the FSM Government for Canada's candidacy for election to the Security Council.

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FSM Office of the President
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