Koror- A US Compact consultation team is in Palau this week for a “fact-finding” mission that will set the stage for a formal compact review to take place. Vice President Raynold Oilouch told the media on Wednesday that the offer to start Compact talks early is based on the requirement that every 15 years a Compact review is to take place between the United States and Palau. “For us, we wanted some clarity. Is the discussion about the Compact extension beyond 2044 or is about
Koror- The United States and Palau will conduct an initial Compact Agreement consultation which starts today. According to an earlier statement made to the local media, a team of US officials will be in Palau from Oct. 8 and 9 for an initial consultation on the Palau-US Compact ahead of 2024, when the second provision of economic assistance ends. Photo by the US Embassy in Pohpei FSM Palau’s Vice President Raynold Oilouch disclosed that the United States requested to hold a
Celebrates $123 million under signed U.S. Compact Review Agreement and promises close collaboration with Federal partners to finalize and deliver funding PALAU – U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs Doug Domenech concluded his first official visit to the Republic of Palau where he conferred with President Tommy Remengesau, Jr. on the Compact of Free Association relationship and met with other government and non-government officials.
Koror -- With the recent appropriation of the Compact Review Agreement funding signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump in March, Palau is seeking to have the remaining funds “front ended” so they can be invested to protect from inflation until zeroed out. A total of $123.9 million was appropriated as part of the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act. President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr said Palau has asked the United States not to disburse the funds—direct economic assi
Koror- A three-member United States. Congressional delegation led by the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Senator Lisa Murkowski, and two non-voting members of the House of Representatives, CNMI’s Kilili Sablan and American Samoa’s Amata Radewagen will visit Palau this weekend. Palau President Tommy Remenegsau Jr. disclosed this during the national leadership meeting yesterday. Senator Murkowski’s committee has the congressional jurisdiction ove
On December 2015, the Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia, in a fit of anger, passed a resolution signifying its intent to end the Compact of Free Association with the United States in 2018. The resolution, introduced by FSM Sens. Isaac V. Figir, Bonsiano F. Nethon and Robson U. Romolow, expressed the FSM’s resentment against the United States’ attitude toward the Compact, which American officials considered “an act of charity by the United States rather than a tre
Thirty-eight years after approving the world’s first nuclear free constitution, Palau has reiterated its moral leadership by being one of the first 10 countries to sign the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr signs the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 20 Sept 2017. Photo by Ambassador Olai Uludong's facebook page. The signing occurred September 20th during the 72nd Session of the U.N. General Assembly in