Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar took oath of office as the new Consul General in Hawaii

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): January 10, 2013 - The swear-in ceremony for Mr. Kandhi A. Elieisar, the newly appointed Consul General for the FSM Consulate Office in Hawaii, took place on January 8, 2013 at the President's conference room. Presiding over the ceremony was President Mori, with various cabinet and staff members. Also in attendance were Mrs. Matirina Elieisar and their son, KM Elieisar.

In his remarks during the ceremony, President Mori indicated, aside from the Consul General's regular duties and responsibilities, the importance to work closely with FSM citizens in Hawaii to explore and expand FSM's business opportunities in the State. President Mori also assured his new Consul General his office will support the Consulate Office in its work to represent the nation in the State of Hawaii.

In his responding remarks, Mr. Elieisar thanked the President and leadership for their confidence in him as the next Consul General in Hawaii. Mr. Elieisar also stressed the pending issues facing FSM citizens in Hawaii that are vital and needed attention such as job opportunities among others. With the new challenging task, Mr. Elieisar assured that he will continue to seek the assistance from the current administration, particularly from the home office and other relevant entities, as he will endeavor to seek opportunities beneficial for the FSM.

Mr. Elieisar is a career foreign service officer, having worked with the Department of Foreign Affairs for over 20 years. During his tenure with the Department, he has served in various capacities which included Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Research, Deputy Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Pacific Affairs, Assistant Secretary for the Division of Asia, Pacific, Africa and Multilateral Affairs.

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