PALIKIR, Pohnpei—In the spirit of multilateralism during the week of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, on September 20th, 2022, the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) established formal diplomatic relations with the Republic of Panama. On September 21st, 2022, the FSM established formal diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Honorable Kandhi A. Elieisar, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, represented the FSM in signing a Joint Communique formalizing diplomatic relations. The Republic of Panama was represented by its Foreign Minister, H.E. Erika Mouynes. The Kingdom of Bahrain was represented by its Foreign Minister, H.E. Abdullatif bin Rashid AlZayani, and its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H.E. Jamal Fares Alrowaiei.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between the FSM and Panama, and between the FSM and Bahrain, reaffirmed the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, and was done in accordance with the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of April 18th, 1961.
The foreign policy of the FSM is to be a friend to all and an enemy to none, and to extend to all
nations and peoples that which it seeks: peace, friendship, cooperation, and love in our common humanity.
Panama and Bahrain are the 94th and 95th countries with which the FSM has established diplomatic relations.
Pictured Above: T.H. Kandhi A. Elieisar, H.E. Abdullatif bin Rashid AlZayani, & H.E. Jamal Fares
Alrowaiei establish diplomatic relations between the FSM and the Kingdom of Bahrain
Pictured Above: T.H. Kandhi A. Elieisar & H.E. Erika Mouynes establish diplomatic relations
between the FSM and the Republic of Panama