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[FSM News] FSM-US Budget consultations for Compact funding in FY2014

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FSMIS (February 19, 2013): Officials from the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs (OIA), Mr. William Galo, a US JEMCO member, and staff from other US agencies  are in Pohnpei State and will be here for the next few days. Likewise, certain cabinet members and department staff from all the States and the National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) have made themselves available in Pohnpei for the purposes of the annual budget consultations with US officials with regards Compact related financial assistance in fiscal year 2014.

 
Education Grant Manager, Mr. Ryan Edgar, conversing with officials from Pohnpei State at some point during the opening session

The consultation process will take place the next few days until February 21, Thursday, to allow for particular reviews of priority sector grants for all the governments in considerations of established JEMCO requirements and on-going fiscal adjustments made within the FSM such as the Long Term Fiscal Framework undertaken the last several months.

 
Mrs Suzanne L. Gallen, Assistant Director of Compact Management,  FSM Office of SBOC

From the FSM side, a comprehensive press release on the consultation process and its outcomes will be made by the Office of SBOC, the focal point for Compact related matters for public view toward the end of the week.

 
Delegation from Chuuk State: Director of Education, Mrs. Gardenia Aisek, second from top

For information, fsmpio@mail.fm or call 320-2548.

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