FSM Establishes Diplomatic Relations With Lithuania

Pacific Islands Development Program, East-West Center With Support From Center for Pacific Islands Studies, University of Hawai‘i

News Release

FSM Information Services Palikir, Pohnpei, FSM

November 11, 2013

The Federated States of Micronesia formalized its diplomatic relations with the Republic of Lithuania at a ceremony held at its permanent mission to the United Nations in New York.

Jane J. Chigiyal, FSM ambassador and permanent representative, and her Lithuanian counterpart Raimonda Murmokaite signed a joint communiqué establishing diplomatic relations between their two countries.

The communiqué expresses the desires to sustain and to strengthen the friendly relations between their two states in the mutual interest of their peoples.

FSM has been expanding its diplomatic ties with friendly countries around the world and Lithuania becomes the 71st country with which the island nation has established diplomatic relations.

Lithuania, the largest and most southerly of the three Baltic republics, became a member of the United Nations on Sept. 18, 1991, the same day FSM was admitted as a member of the world body.

Lithuania was recently elected to one of the non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council for a two year term. Lithuania also holds the presidency of the European Union.

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