Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations

President Mori swears in FSM diplomats in New York and Washington, D.C.

New York (FSM Permanent Mission to the United Nations): September 22, 2011 - On Thursday, the FSM Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Jeem Lippwe along with FSM Deputy Chief of Mission at the FSM Embassy to the United States of America in Washington, D.C., Mr. James A, Naich, were formally sworn in by President Emanuel Mori during a brief ceremony at the Permanent Mission of Micronesia. While in New York to participate at the High-level Meetings and General Debate of the 66th United Nations General Assembly, President Mori administered the oath of office to the two Micronesian diplomats.

The FSM Congress confirmed Messrs Lippwe and Naich's appointments at its May session.

About 20 of Messrs Lippwe and Naich's friends, families, and the Permanent Mission staffers witnessed the event as President Mori administered the oath of office. The daughters of the two diplomats, Lynette Jeem and Alessandra Maria Naich, assisted in the ceremony as Bible bearers.

After the oath-taking ceremony, President Mori thanked families of the two serving diplomats for their steadfast support in keeping up with the demands of work and time imposed on Mr. Lippwe and Mr. Naich. He also called on citizens of the FSM who are in the United States to be productive and goodwill Ambassadors while living in the United States.

President Mori also took the occasion to express his deep appreciation to Ambassador Nakayama for his long service to the FSM Government. Ambassador Nakayama has ended his tour of duty as Permanent Representative of the Federated States of Micronesia.