The Honorable Vice-President Yosiwo P. George attended the State Funeral of the late former President Jurelang Zedkaia and a current senator of the Republican of the Marshall Islands on behalf of the people and government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The late President Zedkaia holds the traditional Iroojlaplap from Majuro and served as President of the Marshall Islands from October 2009 to January 2012. He also served as Speaker from 2008 to 2009. The late President Zedkaia was called to his eternal rest on October 7, 2014 in the Marshall Islands.
The State Funeral was held on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Nitijela Chamber in Majuro, and attended by high level representatives from foreign governments, including the FSM and Palau, traditional leaders and people of the Marshall Islands.
President Christoper Loeak of the Marshall Islands acknowledged the presence of Vice-President George and thanked the FSM Government for sending a high level representative to the State Funeral. The master of ceremony read some of the condolence messages from abroad, including the message from President Peter M. Christian.
In expressing the RMI’s appreciation, President Loeak hosted a luncheon for the delegations from the FSM and Palau along with some of his cabinet members at MIR Restaurant. Vice-President George was accompanied by his wife, Madam Antilese Y. George.