Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM's Forum Delegation Returned

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): October 1, 1997 - The FSM Delegation to the South Pacific Forum held in Rarotonga, Cook Islands, returned to Pohnpei on Thursday, September 25, 1997. The delegation headed by President Jacob Nena included First Lady Lerina, Secretary of the Department of External Affairs Epel Ilon and Assistant Secretary Kandhi Eliesar.

Ambassador Alik Alik, another member of Nena's delegation remained for the Post-Forum Meeting which took place after the end of the Forum Meeting. Ambassador Alik will be returning to the FSM Mission in Suva, Fiji, after the Post-Forum Meeting.

The issue of environmental pollution dominated the Forum Meeting according to reports eminated from the Rarotonga meeting. Prime Minister of Australia spoke at the meeting defending Australia's position on the reduction of air pollutants from its manufacturing industries.

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