New York (27 October 2015): The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of Kazakhstan established diplomatic relations at a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations in New York.
Federated States of Micronesia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Jane J. Chigiyal, and her counterpart from Kazakhstan, Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The communiqué conveys the agreement of both States for their diplomatic relations and their mutual desires to develop and strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation. The communiqué further states that their diplomatic relations will be guided by the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, dated 18 April 1961, and on the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations.
In a brief meeting after the signing ceremony, the two Ambassadors discussed the need to cooperate on climate change and on a wide range of sustainable development related issues. Training and tourism were sectors identified as key areas in the new partnership.
With the signing of diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Republic became the seventy seventh (77th) country with which the Federated States of Micronesia has established diplomatic relations.