On Monday, April 11, 2016, Foreign Minister of Sweden, H.E. Margot Wallstrom arrived in the FSM, Pohnpei State. The purpose of her visit was to discuss issues of mutual interest, including climate change, tourism, capacity building, among others, and to also advocate for Sweden’s candidacy to the United Nations Security Council.
During Foreign Minister’s visit, she paid courtesy call on the President, Peter M. Christian, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Lorin S. Robert, Secretary of Resources & Development, Marion Henry, Secretary of Health & Social Affairs, Magdalena A. Walter and Director of Environment and Emergency Management, Mr. Andrew Yatilman.
On Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Foreign Minister Wallstrom also met with the regional and international organizations in Pohnpei and visited the Pohnpei Utilities Corporation Hydro-plant and the Coastal Protection as a Hazard Mitigation Measure in Awak community. She ended her day with a meeting with the Pohnpei Women’s Advisory Council (PWAC).
Foreign Minister Wallstrom was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Magnus Robach, Ambassador of Sweden to the FSM, who presented his Letter of Credence to President Christian on Friday, April 8, 2016, and five other delegation members. The delegation departed Pohnpei early morning of Wednesday, April 13, 2016.