Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

President Mori on Last Leg of State Visit to Chuuk

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Services): December 9, 2008 - President Manny Mori is extending his State Visit to Chuuk to meet the Leadership of the Northwest Region Islands from December 5 to December 12, 2008. The last part of his State Visit was to the Mortlock Islands in July 2008.

The Delegation will Depart Weno on December 5, 2008, and arrive in Murilo, December 6, 2008. Depart Murilo and arrive in Fananu, December 6. Depart Fananu December 6 and arrive in Ulul, December 7. Depart Ulul December 7 and arrive in Polap, December 8. Depart Polap December 8 and arrive in Polowat, December 9. And depart Polowat and arrive in Houk, December 10. The trip is scheduled to arrive in Weno again on December 12, 2008.

His Excellency's delegation to the Northwest Region includes:

The Hon. Francis I. Itimai, Secretary of Transportation, Communication & Infrastructure (TC&I)
The Hon. Casiano Shoniber, Secretary of Education (DOE)
Mr. Midion G. Neth, Postmaster General
Mr. Marcus Samo, Assistant Secretary of Health and Social Affairs
Mr. Kandhi Elieisar, Assistant Secretary of Foreign Affairs (DOFA)
Mr. Jesse Sidney, Assistant Secretary of Education
Mr. Leonito Bacalando, Jr., Assistant Secretary of AG
Mr. Leo Lokopwe, Transportation System Dev. Manager (TC&I)
Mr. Mathias Mangmog, Manager, Safety Inspector (TC&I)
Mr. Takasy Reim, Investigator II (Dept of Justice)
Mr. Kester James, Information Specialist (Public Information Office)
Mr. Arthur Albert, Program Manager, Special Ed. (DOE)
Ms. Miyai Keller, Assessment & Data Coord., Spec. Ed. (DOE)
Ms. Matha Rayel, Info Management Specialist, Spec. Ed. (DOE)
Mr. Kuliano Raymond, Federal Manager (DOE)
Ms. Emma Nelson, Financial Management Specialist (DOE)
Ms. Marlither Silbanuz, Project Manager, DSAP, Department of Resources and Development (DR&D)
Ms. Alyssa Takesy, Protected Area Network Coordinator (DR&D)
Ms. Oleen Poll, Hazard Mitigation Officer, Office of Environment and Emergency Management
Mrs. Angie Lambert, Administrative officer (DOFA)
Mr. Dickson Wichep, Inspector, Water Engineer (TC&I)
Mr. Mark Doreo, Radio Spectrum Specialist (TC&I)

In addition to the delegation from the National Government, Chuuk State Governor, the Honorable Wesley W. Simina and a delegation of his key staff have been invited to join President Mori. Once the State Visit is concluded, a press release containing the details of the visit will be available.

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