Parliamentary Delegation of the House of Councilors from Japan Visited Pohnpei
December 22, 2015
They paid a courtesy call on President Christian and had a meeting with Secretary Robert and Secretary Weilbacher. They also paid a courtesy call on Vice Speaker Martin, Sen. Urusemal and Sen. Perman at National Congress. The delegation members received warm welcome to Micronesia by getting the traditional shell necklace as a present and great appreciation toward the Japan’s ODA. They also visited a war memorial and offered flowers to the fallen soldiers.
On the last day, the delegation members were invited to Ants Atoll by President Christian. President arrived Ants Atoll before they arrived and gave them a surprise by showing holding fish which President himself caught in the morning. President made sashimi and grilled fish in foil and served to the delegation. They were deeply impressed by President’s performance and hospitality from FSM.
Ambassador Sakai held reception on 18th and 19th. President Christian, Secretary Robert and Sen. Urusemal attended on the 18th, and JICA Volunteers attended on the 19th, and each of the delegation members exchanged opinions and had fruitful discussions with them.