Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Nena Recalls FSM Envoys to Tokyo, Suva and the U.N.

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): September 23, 1997 - FSM President Jacob Nena, on October 20, 1997, responded to Honorable Isaac Figir's letter of October 15, 1997. Senator Figir is Chairman of the Committee on External Affairs, under whose jurisdiction falls responsibility over foreign affairs, including the review and recommendation on newly appointed ambassadors.

Figir inquired concerning the status of ambassadorial posts in Japan, Fiji and the United Nations.

Nena said he has recalled both Ambassadors Masao Nakayama and Alik Alik on October 1, 1997. They are now in Pohnpei, he said.

He further requested Congress to confirm the nominations of Masao Nakayama as FSM Ambassador to the United Nations, Alik Alik as FSM Ambassador to Japan and Godaro Gallen as the new Ambassador to Fiji.

"We stand ready to provide any needed information on the three candidates", Nena concluded.

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