|FSM Staff and Cabinet Members look on as President Manny Mori greets Ambassador Geroge Ney de Souza Fernandes first Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the FSM at the President's Conference Room -- November 25|
On Monday, November 25, 2013 President Manny Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia received the Letter of Credence of His Excellency George Ney de Souza Fernandes, Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the FSM, in an official ceremony held at the President’s conference room in Palikir. Ambassador Fernandes is cross-accredited to the FSM out of Manila, Philippines.
During the ceremony, President Mori welcomed Ambassador Fernandes to the Federated States of Micronesia, and congratulated him for being the first Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the FSM. President Mori expressed appreciation to the Ambassador for taking time to visit the FSM to formally present his credentials and indicated his desire to develop the relationship based on mutual cooperation at all levels. He also congratulated the Brazil Government for hosting the biggest United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: RIO+20 held last year, and expressed his appreciation for the warm hospitality extended to him as head of the FSM delegation to the RIO+20.
|President Mori, Ambassador Fernandes and Secretary Robert|
Ambassador Fernandes thanked the President for accepting his letter of credentials and expressed his desire to strengthen the relations between Brazil and the FSM. He shared views on potential areas of bilateral cooperation and engagements between the two countries, especially in the areas of environment, energy, and agriculture.
Attending the ceremony were Secretary of Foreign Affairs Lorin S. Robert, Chief of Staff Leo Falcam Jr. and staff from the President’s Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs.
After the Presentation of Credentials ceremony, President Mori invited Ambassador Fernandes to join him for the opening of the Special Session of the 18th Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, where he was recognized and welcome by the FSM Congress.
FSM and Brazil established diplomatic relations in 2010 with the signing of a Joint Communiqué between the two countries’ Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York.