FSMIS (March 25, 2015): In a letter to Chuuk State Governor Johnson Elimo on March 10, 2015, Federated States of Micronesia President Mori suggested a high-level meeting on March 27 between the President, the Governor, the Chuuk Delegation to the FSM Congress, Chuuk Senate President Mark Mailo, Chuuk House Speaker Inosente Oneisom and The U.S. Ambassador to the FSM.
"The sole purpose of this get together is to discuss the challenges that were brought up at the various meetings with respect to the Secession Movement but most importantly, to work toward mitigating the issues that were enumerated by the CPSC (Chuuk Political Status Commission) to be the contributing factors to the Movement", President Mori indicated in his March 10 letter.
As his response, Governor Elimo expressed regret that the suggest meeting date "is not favorable to us here in Chuuk", he said in a March 16th response.
"I am regretful to inform you that the time of such proposal is very untimely for me as I will be off island around that week, traveling to Hawaii and the US mainland. Immediately after returning to Chuuk, I will be off island to the Philippines for medical attention. Furthermore, I realized that the Chuuk Leadership, if not all, most will be off island until May of 2015."
The Governor added, " I am optimistic that an idea of such is definitely of valuable importance".
The full text of Governor Elimo's letter is linked below.