The Federated States of Micronesia Temporarily Rescinds its Withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On February 11th, 2022, the Micronesian Presidents Summit (MPS) convened virtually. The leaders, including His Excellency David W. Panuelo, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), having discussed specific substantive reforms of the Pacific Island Forum and its leadership, and on the basis of consensus, have agreed to temporarily rescind their withdrawal from the Pacific Islands Forum, so as to materialize these reforms offered to the MPS by no later than June 2022.

The diplomatic note sent from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia to the Republic of Fiji on this matter may be found here: Pause_Denunciation.pdf