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Priority Flat Rate Shipping Boxes to return to FSM Post Offices, Faichuk Post Office in Development

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Priority Flat Rate Shipping Boxes to return to FSM Post Offices, Faichuk Post Office in Development

Fri, Jul 5, 2019 Fri, Jul 5, 2019

President Panuelo Takes Precautious Measures in the U.S. Effort to Deport Illegal and Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

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President Panuelo Takes Precautious Measures in the U.S. Effort to Deport Illegal and Undocumented Immigrants in the United States

Fri, Jun 28, 2019 Fri, Jun 28, 2019

President Panuelo Discusses REAL ID and Compact of Free Association with Governor Ige of the State of Hawaii


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President Panuelo Discusses REAL ID and Compact of Free Association with Governor Ige of the State of Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii—On June 25th 2019 His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), was received by the Honorable David Y. Ige, Governor of the U.S. State of Hawaii in a courtesy call to discuss drivers licenses and the Compact of Free Association, among other topics.

Wed, Jun 26, 2019 Wed, Jun 26, 2019

President David W. Panuelo Meets with Secretary Robert Wilkie of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Discusses Supporting Veterans in the Federated States of Micronesia

Washington D.C., May 24, 2019– Near the conclusion of his visit to the United States, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), met with the Honorable Robert Wilkie, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The two had met earlier at the occasion of His Excellency’s visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

Mon, Jun 3, 2019 Mon, Jun 3, 2019

President David W. Panuelo reaffirms FSM’s commitment to work closely with House Committee on Natural Resources in the U.S. Congress

Washington D.C., May 27, 2019 – On Thursday May 23rd, 2019, His Excellency President David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), met with the Honorable Raúl Grijalva, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, and the Honorable Gregorio “Kilili” Sablan, Vice Chairman for Insular Affairs in the House Committee on Natural Resources. The purpose of the meeting was to reaffirm strong relations between the U.S.

Wed, May 29, 2019 Wed, May 29, 2019

President David W. Panuelo Meets President Donald J. Trump

Washington D.C., May 23, 2019 –Ten days into office, on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, met with His Excellency Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, in the Oval Office at the White House. Following brief one-on-one meetings with President Trump, President Panuelo, His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, and Her Excellency Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, joined the U.S.

Tue, May 28, 2019 Tue, May 28, 2019

President David W. Panuelo Explores Possible Cooperation with Powerhouse Nonprofit Environmental Organizations and Philanthropists while in D.C.

Washington D.C. – On May 23rd, 2019, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), hosted a breakfast meeting with powerhouse D.C-based nonprofit organizations (NGOs) for potential cooperation. He met with Mr. Tracy R. Wolstencroft, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Geographic Society (NGS), and also in attendance were Mr. Dan Myer, Director of Public Policy at NGS; Mr. Seth Horstmeyer, Program Director of Oceans5; and Ms. Kathryn J. Mengerink, J.D., Ph.D., Executive Director of the Waitt Foundation.

Tue, May 28, 2019 Tue, May 28, 2019

President Panuelo Attends Reception on Capitol Hill: Reaffirms the Commitment of the U.S. and FSM Governments to Proceed with Discussions to Address Expiring Compact Provisions

Washington D.C., May 21, 2019 – His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), was at U.S. Capitol Hill in the Longworth Building’s Natural Resources Committee Room this evening, May 21st, 2019, attending a reception held in the honor of the visiting Presidents of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the FSM. The three Ambassadors of the Micronesian Embassies in D.C hosted the reception, which was attended by some prominent members of the U.S. Congress as well as key congressional staffers.

Fri, May 24, 2019 Fri, May 24, 2019

President Panuelo Meets Congressman Rob Bishop, Discusses Compact Provisions; then Meets Senator Lisa Murkowski, Thanks Her for COFA Veterans Review Act

Washington, D.C., May 23, 2019 –As part of his continuing heavy engagement schedule to best represent the interests of the citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), President David W. Panuelo met with multiple lawmakers of the United States Congress on Capitol Hill today.

Fri, May 24, 2019 Fri, May 24, 2019

President David W. Panuelo and fellow Micronesian Leaders meet with U.S. Department of Defense Acting Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan

Washington, DC, May 21, 2019 – His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia, and his fellow Micronesian Leaders met with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan at the Pentagon today.

This was the first time that all three leaders of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, were hosted together at the Pentagon, demonstrating the special partnership between the United States and the Compact of Free Association (COFA) countries.

Thu, May 23, 2019 Thu, May 23, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo Hosts a Luncheon Meeting with the Three Micronesian Presidents

Washington D.C., May 21, 2019 – His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), joined Her Excellency Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and His Excellency Tommy Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau, for a luncheon meeting hosted by the Honorable Michael R. Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of the Department of State. The luncheon was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Department of State before the three Presidents visited President Donald J. Trump at the White House.

Thu, May 23, 2019 Thu, May 23, 2019

President Panuelo Visits Tomb of the Unknown Solider, Pays His Respects

(Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, May 21, 2019) –In an elaborate, solemn, and well-attended event, His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), joined his two fellow Micronesian Presidents—Her Excellency Dr. Hilda C. Heine, President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and His Excellency Tommy Remengesau, Jr., President of the Republic of Palau—on Monday, May 20, 2019, in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, held at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Thu, May 23, 2019 Thu, May 23, 2019

Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the Presidents of the Freely Associated States

The United States of America, the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia, as Pacific nations, jointly reaffirm our interest in a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. We recognize our unique, historic, and special relationships, and reaffirm our countries’ commitments to the Compacts of Free Association, resolving to continue our close cooperation in support of prosperity, security, and the rule of law.

Tue, May 21, 2019 Tue, May 21, 2019

His Excellency, President David W. Panuelo, Meets with the Honorable Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior

Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2019, FSMIS) – His Excellency, President David W. Panuelo, kicked off his official meetings in Washington D.C. this morning, first with a call on the Honorable David Bernhardt, U.S. Secretary of the Department of the Interior. The appropriateness of the first call on the Department of Interior is significant in light of the Department’s role in implementing the Compact of Free Association (COFA). The Department continues to play a key role in the U.S.-FSM relations on a day-to-day basis.

Mon, May 20, 2019 Mon, May 20, 2019

President David W. Panuelo arrives Washington, D.C. for historic visit to the White House

Washington D.C., May 19, 2019- His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), arrived safely into Washington, D.C. this morning for his official Working Visit to the White House. Only nine days into his administration, President Panuelo joined his two fellow Micronesian Presidents, H.E. Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., of the Republic of Palau, and H.E. Hilda Heine of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, for this historic meeting.

Mon, May 20, 2019

2019 Close Up Visit

Washington DC, May 09, 2019- Yesterday, Close Up students from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and their chaperones paid a courtesy call on the FSM Embassy in D.C. Charge d' Affaires, ad interim, Mr. Jackson Soram received the visiting students on behalf of Ambassador Akilino H. Susaia who was away from post and back in Palikir on work-related assignments.

Thu, May 9, 2019 Thu, May 9, 2019

Senate Eyes Telehealth to Help Pacific Island Veterans Access Care

Washington DC, May 03, 2019- The Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in D.C., continues to engage on the Capitol Hill with the U.S. Congress on a variety of issues including advocacy work on FSM veterans’ affairs issues. Through these collaborations, a recent bill was introduced by Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) regarding a pilot project that would enable US veterans in the Pacific islands including the Freely Associated States have the ability to access support from the U.S. Government while in the islands.

Fri, May 3, 2019 Fri, May 3, 2019

Secretary Lawrence in D.C. for IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings

Washington DC, April 22, 2019- Secretary Lawrence was in D.C. to attend the Spring Meetings for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) held from 8 – 14 April 2019. At the meetings, Secretary Lawrence met with Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President of the World Bank. She also met with World Bank Executive Director Kunil Hwang, who represents the constituency at the World Bank that includes the FSM as a member. Secretary Lawrence later met with Executive Director Nigel Ray, who represents FSM at the IMF Board of Executive Directors.

Mon, Apr 22, 2019 Mon, Apr 22, 2019

Press Release-CANN

Washington, DC, April 09, 2019- Wednesday, 3rd of April 2019, Mr. David Anitok from the COFA Alliance National Network (CANN), Oregon chapter and Mr. Alson Kellen, Executive Director for the Waan Aelon in Majel (WAM) Program who was also a former Mayor of Bikini atoll paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Susaia. The courtesy call granted an opportunity for the Embassy to be briefed on the current and ongoing engagements of both organizations, particularly their endeavors advocating for COFA citizens.

Tue, Apr 9, 2019

Press Release-Pacific Island Law Students Courtesy Call on Ambassador Susaia

Washington DC, April 09, 2019- On Thursday, 21st of March 2019, student-members of the Pacific Island Law Student Association (PILA) from William S. Richardson School of Law in Honolulu, Hawaii paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Susaia. Those who attended the call include Mr. Eddie Yeichy 3rd year Law Student, Mr. Rockyner Hadley 1st year law student, and Ms. Beverlyn Simina 2nd year law student. They were accompanied by the President of their association Mr. Ian Tapu, who is also 2nd year law student.

Tue, Apr 9, 2019