Yesterday, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia signed the 2023 Federal Programs and Services Agreement on the continuation of essential programs and services provided by U.S. agencies to the Federated States of Micronesia. The conclusion of this Agreement is an affirmation of our close and continuing partnership.

Special Presidential Envoy for Compact Negotiations Joseph Yun signed the Agreement for the United States and Chief Negotiator Leo Falcam, Jr. signed for the Federated States of Micronesia.

JCRP Chair Asterio Takesy, Charge d’affaires Jackson Soram of the Federated States of Micronesia, and U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs Carmen G. Cantor attended the signing at the State Department in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Program and Services Agreement was signed as part of the negotiations related to Compact of Free Association and confirms the shared desire to strengthen the special and historic partnership between our nations.