Monday, May 26, 2014

FSM First Lady Emma Nelson Mori Visits China

First Lady Emma Nelson Mori and her delegation met with FSM Embassy staff, students, and citizens in
Beijing: (Left to Right) RT Nabeyan, Nathan Soram, Minister Counsellor Jackson Soram, Mickina Sivas, Vinceki Sivas, Duhlen Soumwei, First Lady Emma Nelson Mori, First Secretary Vincent Sivas, and Kalvin Ehmes

May 23, 2014(FSM Embassy, Beijing) Federated States of Micronesia First Lady, Mrs. Emma Nelson Mori visited China (Beijing and Wuxi city) from May 14-19, 2014. Mrs. Mori was invited to China by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) to join the China international assembly in celebrating the 60th anniversary of the founding of the CPAFFC.  Dignitaries and leaders from different chapters of China friendship associations worldwide came to Beijing for the occasion.  The commemoration ceremony was held at the Great Hall of the People on May 15, 2014 hosted by the CPAFFC President, Madame Li Xiaolin.   The Chinese Head of State, His Excellency President Xi Jinping was also at hand to welcome visiting dignitaries and address the assembly. 

After Beijing, the First Lady traveled to Wuxi city, Jiangsu province, to participate in the “World Woman Leadership Seminar.” The seminar was organized by the Wuxi Lingshan Charity Foundation in coordination with CPAFFC and the China Lingshan Council for the promotion of Philanthropy.   The seminar provided a platform for female leaders to share experiences in their countries and join hands in their efforts to empower woman worldwide. 

For background information on the host organization that invited the First Lady to China, CPAFFC is one of China’s earliest organizations that carries out China’s people to people diplomacy to enhance people's friendship, further international cooperation, safeguard world peace, and promote common development.  It was founded in May 1954. The organization's goal is to promote friendship and mutual understanding between the Chinese people and other peoples throughout the world by initiating contacts and promoting exchanges with friendly organizations and people all over the globe.  The FSM Chapter of the friendship association with China was established on January 21, 2011.  Mrs. Mori is the Honorary President for the FSM Chapter.

The First Lady was accompanied to China by the current sitting President of the FSM-China Friendship association, Mr. Duhlen L. Soumwei.  Before Departing China on May 19, 2014, Mrs. Mori met with FSM Embassy staff and students residing in Beijing.  She encouraged the FSM students to give their best efforts in school.       

For further information, contact the FSM Embassy in Beijing at Ph: (86)1065324708 or e-mail address:

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