Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Visit of the French Ambassador to the FSM

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): October 26, 2011 - On October 13th, 2011, President Emanuel Mori received a visit by His Excellency Thierry Borja de Mozota, Ambassador of the French Republic to the Federated States of Micronesia, The purpose of Ambassador Mozota's visit to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) was to do his annual follow-up visit to the FSM. Based in Manila, Ambassador Mozota is cross-accredited to the FSM when he presented his credentials to President Mori in April of 2009. During his tenure as French Ambassador to the FSM, he had visited all the four States in the Federation.

During the courtesy call, President Mori welcomed Ambassador Mozota back to FSM and thanked him for his visit. He expressed his appreciation for the France's assistance on renewal energy and environmental projects. He conveyed his desire of seeing more tourists from Europe and France to the FSM. The President also raised his interest to establish an Honorary Consul for the FSM in Europe, and solicited the Ambassador's assistance in advising of potential suitable candidates. The Ambassador thanked the President and shared his desire to assist the FSM. He referenced to the President's speech during the United Nation General Assembly this year in New York, specifically on the issue of the oil leaks in Chuuk State, which he expressed his interests to assist. The Ambassador also expressed his desire of providing assistance in the areas of museum archives, and food security.

During his visit, Ambassador Mozota also paid courtesy calls on Secretary Lorin S. Robert of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Governor John Ehsa of Pohnpei State as well as the Resident Ambassadors in the FSM. He was accompanied by his staff, Ms. Julie Blazy and they departed Pohnpei on Friday, October 14, 2011.

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FSM Office of the President
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