Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Participates in China's 2009 Human Resource Development Programs

Beijing, China (FSM Embassy): June 5, 2009 - The People's Republic of China has offered 46 trainings to the Federated States of Micronesia in various fields to assist the FSM in its capacity building efforts. The latest to benefit from the training opportunities are Special Assistant to the President-Administration, Mr. Josaiah Waguk and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Asian Affairs, Mr. Brendy Carl.

Mr. Waguk and Mr. Carl are attending the Seminar on Chinese Government Concessional Loan in Beijing from 18 May to 07 June 2009. The training is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, and undertaken by the Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation.

The seminar on the Chinese concessional loan is one of many seminars that is being offered by the Chinese Government under their 2009 Human Resource Development Program. Each of the 46 trainings and seminars offer the FSM a slot of 2 to 3 participants. For more details on the 2009 Human Resource Development Program please contact the FSM Department of Foreign Affairs at (691)320-2544 or

In addition to Mr. Waguk and Mr. Carl, the FSM currently has the following nationals attending other trainings and seminars in China under the same program: Mr. Milson Nena and Ms. Rafaela Hallers are in Beijing for the Training course on Food Safety Inspection Technology for Developing Countries; Mr. Itaia Fred is in Xiamen on the Training Course on Marine Organism Culture Technology; and Mr. Adelman Joseph is in Beijing attending the Seminar on Trade & Investment.

The FSM Embassy in Beijing is working closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs in disseminating the training information.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356