Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Congress Approves Three of President Mori's Nominations during Special Session

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): December 9, 2008 - During the latest Special Session of Congress, three of President Mori's nominations were approved.

The first position was for Mrs. Jane Chigiyal to be the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Mrs. Chigiyal has been working in Foreign Affairs since 1991, most recently as the Assistant Secretary for U.S. and European Affairs. The second nomination to be approved was for Chief of Staff, Mr. Kasio E. Mida, to serve as a regent on the College of Micronesia-FSM Board of Regents as the representative from the National Government. The third nomination approved was for Mr. Kapilly Capelle to be a member of the Board of Directors of MiCare as the Pohnpei State representative.

Two nominations that were not acted upon and are still pending for the next session of Congress in Januray of 2009 are for Mr. Jefferson Timothy to be a member of the Social Security Board of Directors and for The Honorable Mr. Lorin S. Robert, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, to sit on the U.S. FSM Compact of Free Association Joint Economic Management Committee (JEMCO).

More information on the outcomes from the Special Session can be found on the FSM Congress' homepage at or in further press releases from this office.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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