Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Acknowledge Invitation to Attend 37th SPC in Canberra

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 30, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena, on September 23, 1997, acknowledged an invitation from the Honorable Alexander Downer, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, inviting the FSM Government to participate in the upcoming 37th South Pacific Commission's Conference to be held in Canberra, Australia, from October 19 to the 21, 1997.

The FSM Government attaches great importance to the role that the South Pacific Commission plays in the socio-economic development of the region, Nena stated, in this respect, the Vice President, the Honorable Leo A. Falcam, will be heading the FSM delegation to Canberra to commemorate this important occasion.

The names of other members of the FSM delegation and details on their travel arrangements will be communicated to the Australian Embassy to the FSM in due course, President Nena stated.

I thank you for your invitation and I wish you a successful and productive conference, Nena concluded.

This year's conference will mark the 37th year of SPC's existence.

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FSM Office of the President
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