Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

FSM Vice President Alik expresses condolences and solidarity at the U.S. Embassy, Pohnpei

Palikir, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services): September 14, 2012 - The FSM Vice President Alik L. Alik and Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Lorin S. Robert, went to the United States Embassy in Pohnpei this morning as part of on-going expression of condolences and solidarity in the wake of the tragic death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and other officials as a result of deadly attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Lybia on September 12.

Vice President Alik signed the condolence book at the Embassy in the presence of Ambassador Dorthea-Maria Rosen, Secretary Robert, and staff members from the National Government and the Embassy and shared a few moments with the Ambassador at the conference room.

A Diplomatic Note has also been sent to the Embassy from the Department of Foreign Affairs expressing sympathies from the Government and the people of the Federated States of Micronesia to the families and friends of the victims and the Government of the United States, condemning the "senseless" act and wishing that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

The Ambassador thanked Vice President Alik and spoke very briefly about the expressions of support coming her way even from ordinary FSM citizens who are hurt upon hearing of what has happened to the Ambassador and the officials.

The victims in addition to Ambassador Stevens are identified as security officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and computer expert Sean Smith.

Also accompanying Vice President Alik was Ms. Evelyn Adolph, director of the Office of Statistics, Budget and Economic Management, Overseas Development Assistance and Compact Management.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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