Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Vice President Calls for Appointment of Congress Representative on Joint Committee on Negotiation

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 27, 1997 - On June 25, 1997, Vice President Leo A. Falcam wrote Congress Speaker Jack Fritz, urging for an early appointment of the representatives of the four state Congressional delegations on the newly created Joint Committee on Economic Negotiation (JCN).

Falcam also informed Fritz that he has asked the states to submit to him by the middle of July 1997 names of their representatives, one from each state, so the JCN can be organized and functioning as soon as possible.

The JCN is responsible for preparatory work on the renegotiations between the FSM and the United States Government.

Funding of 4200,00, for the operation of JCN was approved as part of the budget supplemental for Fiscal Year 1997, Public Law No 10-4.

In May this year a FSM Delegation headed by then Secretary of External Affairs, Asterio Takesy, traveled to Washington, D.C, and then to Tokyo, Japan, to hold Compact-related roundtable discussions.

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