Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Interior Official Visits the FSM

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): November 14, 1997 - Allen P. Stayman, Director of the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior, called on the President this afternoon, November 14.

Stayman arrived Pohnpei yesterday (Thursday, November 13) for a two days visit which will end on Saturday, November 15.

In a meeting to brief Vice President Leo A. Falcam on Thursday, Secretary of the Department of External Affairs Epel Ilon told Falcam that the purpose of Stayman's visit to the FSM is to review the progress of EMPAT's work with the FSM National Government.

Stayman is scheduled to meet with the FSM National Government officials today which include the courtesy call this afternoon on President Nena.

Director Stayman is also scheduled to tour the College of Micronesia - FSM Campus in Palikir and visit Pohnpei Agriculture and Trade School (PATS) in Madolenihmw where he is expected to meet with Director Joseph Billotti.

Stayman will depart Pohnpei on Saturday. His delegation members include Dave Heggestad, OIA Budget Officer, Jim Johnson, OIA incoming Director of Technical Assistance, Joseph McDermott, OIA FSM Desk Officer, and Frankie Calhoun from the Department of State.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356