Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM celebrates PRC's 54 Anniversary

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): October 8, 2003 - The Embassy of China in Pohnpei hosted a dinner reception at Cliff Rainbow Hotel to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China.

Ambassador Zhang Binhua welcomed the impressive array of high officials and guests from the national and state governments, the diplomatic community and a range of friends from the local communities to the evening's celebration.

Since the establishment of Diplomatic ties in 1989, China has steadily supported and assisted the FSM in its nation building efforts, both on the domestic and international platform.

The Federated States of Micronesia transmitted a congratulatory letter to the People's Republic of China's President, Hu Jintao, to express gratitude and continued strengthening of relations between the two countries.

Signed by President Joseph J. Urusemal, the letter states:

Excellency,

It is with great pleasure and honor that I extend to you a warm congratulations as you celebrate this special and important day commemorating the fifty-fourth anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. On this special day, we join Your Excellency and your people in celebrating a long history of accomplishments.

Our two countries continue to enjoy a strong and cooperative relationship based on our shared values and interests. We appreciate the continued assistance of the People's Republic of China towards our nation building efforts and we continue to look forward to working with China closely on many multilateral issues. The Federated States of Micronesia is proud to have strong relations with the People's Republic of China and I look forward to working with you in further strengthening it.

May I take this opportunity to wish you a personal good health and for the continued well-being and prosperity of the Chinese people.

Sincerely,
Joseph J. Urusemal
President, FSM.


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