President Christian Attended Palm7 in Fukushima, Japan

Newly elected President of the FSM, H.E. Peter M. Christian, participated in the Seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) held on 22 and 23 May 2015 in Iwaki-city, Fukushima, Japan. This was his first overseas visit soon after taking office as the 8th President of the Federated States of Micronesia on 11 May.
While in Tokyo, President Christian and representative of PIF countries were invited to an afternoon tea with Their Majesties, the Emperor and Empress along with members of the Imperial Family. A welcoming reception was also hosted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
In Fukushima, President Christian and the other leaders received heartfelt welcome by local people; President Christian enjoyed friendly interactions with many school children who lined up along the street to greet the leaders.
President Christian also held a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Shinzo Abe to discuss important issues of the two countries.

President Christian at Tsunami Affected Area

President Christian being welcomed by Iwaki children