Monday, May 26, 2014

FSM State and National Principal Leaders tackle issues at the 7th SNLC Conference, College of Micronesia-FSM Main Campus

From Left: Senator Mooteb, Yap State Legislature; Governor Anefal, Yap State; Speaker Scaliem, Pohnpei State Legislature; Lt. Governor Peterson, Pohnpei State; Governor Elimo, Chuuk State; Vice President Alik; President Mori; Chief Justice Yinug, FSM Supreme Court; Governor Jackson, Kosrae State; Floor Leader Nero, House of Representatives, Chuuk State Legislature; Chief Justice Aliska, Kosrea Sate Supreme Court; Chief Justice Noket, Chuuk State Supreme Court; Speaker Siba, Kosrae State Legislature
FSMR&D (May 26, 2014): The Seventh State and National Leadership Conference (SNLC) took place on May 22nd and 23rd at the College of Micronesia- FSM, Palikir, Pohnpei.  During the two-day conference, the SNLC Principals discussed critical issues for the economic and social development of the FSM including: 2023 Framework and Action Plan, lowering threshold of the constitutional amendment, tax system reform, project management unit, fiber optic connectivity, FSM Petroleum projects on renewable energy, air service cooperation, infrastructure development, and overseas development assistance.

Leading the respective National and State Delegations at the conference were the FSM President, H.E. Emanuel Mori, Vice President Honorable Alik Alik, Speaker of the FSM Congress, the Honorable Dohsis Halbert, Governors Lyndon Jackson of the State of Kosrae, Johnson Elimo of the State of Chuuk, Sebastian Anefal of the State of Yap, and Lt. Governor Marcelo Peterson of the State of Pohnpei, Speakers Gibson Siba of State of Kosrae, Fernando Scaliem of the State of Pohnpei, House of Representatives Floor Leader Kenruo Nero and Senate Vice-Speaker Isiro Choram of the Chuuk State Legislature, and the Honorable Chief Justices Martin G. Yinug of the FSM Supreme Court, Aliksa Aliksa of Kosrae State Supreme Court and Camillo Noket of Chuuk State Supreme Court.

Also present were Members of the National Congress and State Legislatures, National and State Cabinet Members, members of the Diplomatic Missions, representatives from the private sector and support staff.

The 7th SNLC was chaired by FSM President Manny Mori.

The action and decision outcomes from the Conference are detailed in a Communique and resolutions, which will be available on

For more information, contact the Department of Resources and Development at 320-5133 or email

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