Palikir, Pohnpei: May 22, 2023 – Governor Oliver paid a courtesy call on H.E. Wesley W. Simina, President of the Federated States of Micronesia and T.H. Aren B. Palik, Vice President of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Governor Oliver reaffirmed Pohnpei State’s commitment to work in cooperation and collaboration with the FSM National Government. Governor Oliver also thanked the President for the quick response of the National Government for a medical evacuation request only one day into President Simina’s term.
President Simina thanked Governor Oliver for his visit. He expressed his appreciation for Pohnpei’s role in the development of the nation, including the use of land at the Palikir capital complex, for the benefit of the nation. He also expressed his appreciation for Pohnpei’s contribution during the Pandemic, and looked forward to working with Pohnpei State, noting that there are many exciting things on the horizon.
Vice President Palik also thanked the Governor for his visit. He said he wanted to forge very close relationships with the States and will reach out for courtesy visits in the coming weeks, starting with Pohnpei State.
Joining Governor Oliver was Mr. Patrick Carl, Director of the Department of Public Safety, Protocol Officer Emerson Eperiam and Public Information Officer, Patrick Pedrus. Attending from the FSM National Government, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Khandi Elieisar, Chief of Staff Jane Chigyal, Special Assistant to the Vice President Ari Skilling and Andrew Falcam from the FSM PIO office.