Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Congress to Attend APPCED in PRC

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM INFORMATION SERVICE): October 13, 1998 - FSM Congress Speaker Jack Fritz is heading a delegation from the FSM Congress to the 6th General Assembly of the Asian-Parliamentarians' Conference on Environment and Development in Guilin, the People's Republic of china scheduled for the 14 to the 18th of this month.

Speaker Fritz's delegation include Vice Speaker Claude Phillip, Floor Leader Joseph Urusemal and support staff Attorney Dennis Belcourt, according to a release from Congress. The release stated that this is the first time the FSM Congress is sending a delegation to participate in the APPCED. Li Peng, Chairman of the Standing Committee on the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China, extended an invitation to Speaker Fritz inviting the FSM Congress to participate in the Assembly. The theme of the conference is "Tourism and Sustainable Development". The agenda include the election of the President of the Assembly; discussion on the relationship between tourism development and environment and resources protection; discussion on the principles and strategies for sustainable development of tourism, and discussion on the promotion of a sustainable development of tourism through enhanced international cooperation.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
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