Wednesday, September 18, 2013

FSM and Montenegro establish diplomatic relations

New York – The number of countries with which the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has established diplomatic relations increased by one today with the addition of  Montenegro  through the signing of  a Joint Communique between the two countries’ Permanent Missions  to the United Nations in New York. Montenegro became the sixty-ninth country that has established diplomatic relations with the FSM.

Her Excellency Jane J. Chigiyal, the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations signed the Communique with her counterpart from Montenegro, His Excellency  Mr. Milorad Scepanovic, who signed on behalf of his Government.

Upon signing the Communique, the two Ambassadors highlighted their interest to pursue issues of mutual interest including sustainable development and climate change.

The Joint Communique expressed the two countries’ desirous interest to establish diplomatic relations at the Ambassadorial level, and to be guided by the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 18 April 1961.

Montenegro, meaning “Black Mountain” is a country in Southeastern Europe. It gained its independence in 2006, and later the same year became the 192nd member of the United Nations.

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