|President Mori with Vice Premier Li Keqiang in Ningxia|
(photo from www.gov.cn)
September 11, 2012 (FSM Embassy, Beijing) At the invitation of the Chinese Government, President Emanuel Manny Mori is visiting China to attend the International Investment and Trade Fair in Yinchuan, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region from 11 to 13 September 2012. The International Fair is a national-level forum for economic and trade exchanges affording participants the opportunities to understand China’s investment and trade policies. It provided the President and his delegation the opportunity to meet with investors from China and other neighboring Asian countries, creating an environment for the FSM to showcase its foreign investment and tourism incentives.
At the margins of the International Trade Fair, President Mori held bilateral talks with Vice Premier Li Keqiang. In honor of the Twenty Third Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Federated States of Micronesia and the People’s Republic of China on September 11, 1989, President Mori extended his congratulations to the Chinese government through the Vice Premier. He also extended his sincere condolences for the loss of lives and extensive damages caused by the earthquake in Yunan Province on September 7, 2012.
The bilateral meeting is a reflection of the strong bond of friendship that the two countries enjoy under the FSM-China Model relationship. President Mori extended his congratulations for President Hu Jintao’s leadership and assured the Vice Premier of FSM’s continued commitment and adherence to the “One China” Policy.
President Mori expressed his sincere appreciation to Vice Premier Li for China’s contributions to the economic and social development of FSM through the provision of grant aid assistance, scholarships, technical assistance and concessional loan schemes. The FSM hopes for further cooperation with China on some projects which have been identified and will be submitted to the Chinese Government for consideration.
President Mori also requested for the Chinese Government’s support towards the execution of an Air Service Agreement to allow Chinese air carriers to provide scheduled air services to the FSM. It is estimated that a direct flight from Shanghai to Yap can be as short as 3.5 hours.
In honor of President Mori’s visit, Vice Premier Li Keqiang announced a gratuitous grant in the amount of 40,000,000 RMB from China and hopes that the two sides can decide and implement projects to benefit the people of the FSM.
Vice Premier Li complimented the FSM for its tourism potential and responded to President Mori’s invitation with his determination to visit the FSM when his schedule permits. He further expressed his support for the execution of an Air Service Agreement with China and responded positively to President Mori’s interest to acquire a Y-12 aircraft from China.
In Yinchuan, President Mori and his delegation toured a vocational college, horticulture farm and other cultural sites.
President Manny Mori and President of the Pohnpei’s Farmer’s Association, Mr. Willy Hawley listens to presentation at the Horticulture park.
Immediately after the conclusion of the International Trade Fair, President Mori visited the City of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province where he toured the AVIC Aircraft Manufacturing plant and other historical and cultural sites.
President Manny Mori sits inside AVIC’s MA600 with company president Jiang for an inspection tour and briefing
The FSM and China attach great importance to their relationship and look forward to greater cooperation in the years ahead.
Accompanying President Mori to the International Trade Fair were, Deputy Secretary Samson Pretrick, Ambassador Akillino H. Susaia, Governor Johnson Elimo, Lt. Governor Marcelo Peterson, Mayor Pintas Kenneth, First Secretary Vincent Sivas and private sector representatives Mr. Johnny Arnold, Mr. Peter Garamfel, Mr. Willy Hawley, and Mr. Witson Phillip.
For further information, contact the FSM Embassy in Beijing at Ph: (86)1065324708 or e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org