Ambassador Meets with the Honorable Congressman San Nicolas of Guam

Ambassador Akillino H. Susaia (L) Honorable Congressman San Nicolas (C) Deputy Chief of Mission Jackson T. Soram (R)

Washington D.C., – March 07, 2019 – His Excellency Ambassador Akillino H. Susaia met with the Honorable U.S. Congressman Michael F.Q. San Nicolas of Guam at the U.S. Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 07, 2019. The meeting came about at the invitation of Congressman San Nicolas.

The two discussed a whole range of issues relating to the Micronesian region. They recognized the need for the Federated States of Micronesia and Guam to collaborate on many fronts in D.C., including any anticipated preparations for 2023. They also discussed ways and means to strengthen regional engagement on various potential economic activities for the region and to broaden the cooperation in D.C. with the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.

Congressman San Nicolas also probed the idea of seeking an arrangement for Guam to be represented at the various international financial institutions such as World Bank (WB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The meeting concluded on a positive note in reaffirming the historical and cultural ties of the Micronesia region, and both Ambassador Susaia and Congressman San Nicolas pledged their support to one another while serving their respective Governments in D.C.

Please contact the Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia in D.C. at (202)-223-4383, should you have any questions and/or comments regarding this release.