Wednesday, November 16, 2005, sixteen students from
the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), with their
instructors, visited the FSM Embassy in Washington,
DC, where they met with FSM Ambassador, Jesse B. Marehalau,
staff and families. The students had visited other offices
in the US administration prior to coming to the FSM
Embassy for a luncheon and upon departure were headed
to Williamsburg, Virginia. They returned to Micronesia
at the end of a busy week of visits.
It is an annual tradition of the Ambassador to host
the FSM students who visit Washington D.C. every year
through the Close Up Foundation. The students visit
the FSM Embassy and other offices in the US administration
and offices on Capitol Hill as part of an educational
tour to raise their awareness and knowledge of US political
institutions and organizations and life in America.
The Ambassador and Mrs. Martha Marehalau and staff
of the Embassy enjoy hosting these young people from
the FSM every year. On behalf of the families, the Ambassador
always expresses his appreciation and gratitude for
the Close-Up Foundation program that continues to provide
this exciting opportunity for some of the best and brightest
students in the FSM to visit Washington, DC.