|Newly appointed DCM Roger Mori with President Peter Christian|
Palikir, Pohnpei – Roger Mori, former Trade Adviser to the FSM Department of Resources and Development, was sworn in during an official ceremony as the new Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to Japan by President Peter Christian at the President’s Conference room.
During the ceremony, President Christian, who administered the oath of office expressed his congratulatory remarks by noting his confidence in DCM Mori’s abilities and experience as he takes on his new role in Tokyo, Japan. President Christian acknowledged the contributions he has made to the National Government over the years and believes that through his enthusiasm and willingness, DCM Mori will contribute to further develop friendly ties that exist between FSM and Japan.
In return, the newly appointed DCM expressed appreciation by thanking President and the Leadership for the confidence for entrusting him with the responsibility of his new appointment, assuring President that he will carry out the mandates and policies of the Administration that would promote and continue the good relations that exists between the two countries.
The 19th Congress confirmed his nomination in February and he is scheduled to depart to take up his duties at his new post on March 19th.
Present during the brief ceremony were DCM Mori’s son, Scott Mori, members of their family, Secretary of Foreign Affairs; Robert Lorin, Secretary of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure; Lukner Weilbacher, Secretary of Health and Social Affairs; Magdalena Walter, Secretary of Department of Justice; Joses Gallen and staff.