United States holds second round of compact consultations with the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau
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- Published: Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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Office of the Assistant Secretary
Insular and International Affairs
WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, Douglas W. Domenech and U.S. Department of State Ambassador Karen B. Stewart, representing the United States government, have concluded a second round of consultations with teams from both the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Palau.
The United States and both countries continue to move forward in discussions regarding certain expiring provisions of their respective Compact of Free Association agreements. The U.S. government team also held an informal consultation with the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).
“We are pleased that our conversations with each of the teams continue in the spirit of partnership, collaboration, and mutual respect,” said Assistant Secretary Domenech. “Under the leadership of the Trump Administration, the special relationships with the freely associated states under the Compacts of Free Association remain strong, underscoring the United States’ longstanding commitment.”
“Despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making progress on these important conversations. This is a testament to our strong relationships and desire to achieve the best outcomes for citizens of our countries,” said Ambassador Stewart.