Through the FSM-China Great Friendship, the People’s Republic of China Donates $200,000 to the FSM for COVID-19 Relief & Recovery

PALIKIR, Pohnpei—On September 6th, 2022, the Honorable Marcus H. Samo—Secretary of the Department of Health & Social Affairs of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)—received His Excellency Huang Zheng, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (China) to the FSM, in a handover ceremony wherein Ambassador Huang, on behalf of the People and Government of China, donated $200,000 to the FSM for purpose of COVID-19-related relief and recovery efforts. The donation comes after a recent donation of $18,000 from China on financial support to the 1st Micronesian Expo, held in Pohnpei State immediately prior to the onset of community spread of COVID-19.

In their respective remarks, Secretary Samo thanked Ambassador Huang and the People and Government of China for their continued Great Friendship with our country, and Ambassador Huang emphasized the close economic and technical cooperation between the FSM and China on matters of mutual interest and import.

To date, China has given a total of $550,000 in cash donations to assist the FSM in combatting the COVID-19 Pandemic.