Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Invited President Kabua to Visit the FSM

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): October 3, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena, on October 1, 1997, informed his Cabinet Members that he has extended an invitation to President Imata Kabua, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) for a State visit to the FSM later this month, tentatively during the week of October 26th, according to the Office of the President.

In preparation for the visit, the President instructed the departments of External Affairs, the Attorney General Office, and the staff of the President's Office to organize into a group who will coordinate the preparations for the visit. The Department of External Affairs shall serve as the Chair. However, all other departments and offices should assist when called upon.

Nena also recommended that Pohnpei State Government be requested to designate a representative to assist the preparatory group.

It is anticipated that President Kabua will make a stop-over in Kosrae and the Government of the State of Kosrae should be consulted on the preparations.

As the first State Visit of a Head of State, and a traditional leader, it is very important that the preparations are adequately done. "I, therefore, ask for your full cooperation", Nena concluded.

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FSM Office of the President
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