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FSM Close-Up Students Visit Washington, DC

On 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.