Wednesday, November 26, 2014

FSM Celebrates 28th National Day, and 25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with China

Secretary Marion Henry (Right) and Special Envoy Du Qiwen take center stage for the playing of the FSM and China National Anthems

November 14, 2014 (FSM Embassy, Beijing) In honor of the 28th National Day of the Federated States of Micronesia and the 25th Anniversary of her diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Ambassador Akillino H. Susaia hosted a reception at the Noble Club garden in Beijing to commemorate the two occasions.  Ambassador Susaia delivered the welcoming statement for the event expressing gratitude to the honored guests, friends, businesses who were present.

Over two hundred guests comprising of Chinese government officials, the diplomatic corps, potential investors, friends, and FSM citizens honored the celebration with their presence.  The Honorable Marion Henry, Secretary of the Department of Resources and Development, and China’s Special Envoy to the Pacific, His Excellency Du Qiwen were the chief guests representing the respective governments. 

The official program began with the playing of the National Anthems participated by Secretary Henry and Special Envoy Du, followed by welcoming remarks by Ambassador Susaia.   A congratulatory letter for the 25th Anniversary of diplomatic ties from China’s Foreign Minister, His Excellency Wang Yi, was read aloud before Secretary Henry delivered the keynote speech. 

In the keynote speech, Secretary Henry noted the great achievements of the four island groups uniting into one larger federation through a peaceful and democratic process.  In honor of the 28th National Day, Secretary Henry paid tribute to the past and current leaders the FSM, and also expressed FSM’s profound appreciation to all her development partners.

Fittingly, to honor the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between FSM and China, Secretary Henry took the opportunity to showcase and acknowledge China’s support towards the FSM’s development efforts since September 11, 1989. Secretary Henry acknowledged the fruitful relationship between FSM and China, and congratulated the leadership from both sides for their efforts and cooperation. 

The celebration was capped off with a cake cutting ceremony between Secretary Henry and Special Envoy Du accompanied by fireworks display in the garden.  FSM students in Beijing provided cultural performance and live music entertainment.

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

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