Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Inform Fritz FSM will Host SPF in 1998

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 13, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena, on October 3, 1997, informed Congress Speaker Jack Fritz that the FSM will host the South Pacific Forum which the FSM hosted in 1991.

Nena asked for the Congress' support as it did in 1991 when the FSM last hosted the Forum.

In seeking the views of Congress, Nena stated that the period between latter part of July and early September seems to be the most convenient to the Forum members.

For the FSM, a later date would allow time for completion of the Multi-purpose Facility at the COM-FSM, and also for the hotels and relevant businesses who may wish to expand or renovate for the event.

President Nena stated he will establish a committee to begin planning and coordinating all necessary preparations. He also said he would welcome any suggestions on the committee or the Forum itself.

The President concluded by thanking Speaker Fritz and stated that he looks forward to working with Congress to make a memorable and successful Forum Meeting.

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