Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

President Nena Heads FSM Delegation to Rarotonga Forum

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 17, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena is heading the FSM Delegation to the South Pacific Forum to be held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, this month according to President's Special Assistant Josaiah Waguk.

Accompanying the President is First Lady Lerina, Secretary of the Department of External Affairs Epel Ilon and Assistant Secretary for Asia, Pacific, Africa (&) Multi-lateral Affairs Lorin Robert and Deputy Assistant Secretary for South Pacific Affairs Kandhi Eliesar who left earlier to attend the Pre-Forum meeting being held in Canberra, Australia. They will join the President's party in Rarotonga at the Forum Meeting.

The 1997 Rarotonga Forum is expected to review the recommendation by the Economic Ministers of the member countries who met in Canberra earlier. FSM Secretary of the Department of Resources and Development represented the FSM Government at that meeting.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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