The citizens of the Federated States of Micronesia today celebrated their Independence Day.
The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent, sovereign island nation which is made up of four states from west to east. It has approximately 607 islands.
US Department Spokesperson, Victoria Nuland, speaking in Washington, DC, extended the congratulations of President Obama and the people of the United States, to the people of Federated States of Micronesia.
Ms. Nuland stated that U.S. and Federated States of Micronesia share a long history of friendship. She said as Micronesians strive for a better future, they look forward to continuing to cooperate on important issues, from strengthening regional security to mitigating environmental threats to improving health and education services for all Micronesians. She added that she is grateful to the Micronesians who have served and continue to serve voluntarily in the United States Armed Forces.
“The United States is committed to continuing our partnership and friendship. Congratulations and warmest wishes for a year of progress, prosperity, and peace.” -Ms. Nuland
Each of the four States of Micronesia has its own culture and traditions. However, they are also common cultural and economic bonds that are centuries old.