17th Micronesian Presidents’ Summit (MPS) held in Guam

FSM Information Services // May 15, 2017
TAMUNING, Guam — The Federated States of Micronesia hosted the 17th Micronesian Presidents Summit (MPS) at its new FSM Consulate Office in Guam on May 3, 2017. The three Presidents of the Micronesian region, namely H.E. President Peter M. Christian of the Federated States of Micronesia, H.E. President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., of the Republic of Palau, and H.E. Hilda C. Heine, Ed. D, of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, gathered in Guam at the margins of the Micronesian Islands Forum (MIF), which was held earlier from 1 – 2 May, 2017. The MPS is an annual event for the Micronesian Presidents to discuss issues of common interest.
A Joint Communique was signed as an outcome of the 17th MPS based on discussions held by the Presidents on a whole range of issues including maritime boundaries, labor harmonization, shipping services, invasive species, health, higher education, high seas bunkering, to name a few.
In addition to the Communique, two resolutions were also signed, the first to request assistance for the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and appropriate entities to provide a market analysis on United Airlines service provisioning and pricing in the Micronesian region, and another on strengthening the transnational crime units in the three countries of FSM, ROP, and RMI.