President Panuelo Appeals to Prime Minister Sogavare to Respectfully Reject & Give
Deepest Consideration to Longer-range Consequences from Solomon Islands’ Proposed
Security Agreement with the People’s Republic of China

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On March 30th, 2022, His Excellency David W. Panuelo—President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—wrote to the Honorable Manasseh Sogavare, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, regarding the latter’s proposed security agreement with the People’s Republic of China. It is the view of the FSM National Government that such...

Arthur Albert & Robert Nakasone Jr. Appointed as Chair & Vice Chair of the President’s National Advisory Council for Children

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—The President’s National Advisory Council for Children (PNACC), which was re-established on June 17th, 2021, has recently met, and appointed its officers. The Acting Secretary of the Department of Education, Mr. Arthur Albert, has been appointed as the Chair of the PNACC; Mr. Robert Nakasone Jr. of the Department...

During Committee to Wait on the President, H.E. David W. Panuelo Advocates for Dennis
Belcourt as Chief Justice of the FSM Supreme Court, Proposes Opening Borders in August
2022, & Names Mid-October as Proposed Date of the Micronesian Islands Forum

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On March 21st, 2022, the 22nd Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) began its 4th Special Session. After the opening session, His Excellency David W. Panuelo virtually received the Committee to Wait on the President. Chaired by the Honorable Esmond B. Moses, Vice Speaker of the FSM...

President Panuelo Endorses Ambassador Cantor’s Nomination to Serve as Assistant
Secretary of Insular & International Affairs at U.S. Department of Interior; “She is the real
deal,” President Panuelo Said

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—Following the announcement by His Excellency Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, that he has nominated Her Excellency Carmen G. Cantor, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to serve as the Assistant Secretary of Insular &...