Chuuk Gov. Johnson Elimo, right, shares a laugh with Pohnpei Gov. Marcel Peterson. (Photos by Erwin Encinares)
The 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum at the Hibiscus Hall of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan has a total of 270 registered participants.
From left, Guam Gov. Eddie B. Calvo, Palau President Tommy Remengesau, Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine, NMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, Federated States of Micronesia President Peter Christian, Pohnpei Gov. Marcelo Peterson, Chuuk Gov. Johnson Elimo, and Yap Lt. Gov. James Yangetmai pose for a picture Wednesday at the start of the 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum at the Hibiscus Hall of the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan.
NMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres poses for a picture with Federated States of Micronesia President Michael Peterson.
NMI GOV. Ralph DLG Torres, left, poses with Palau President Tommy Remengesau, second left, NMI Chief Justice Alexandro Castro, second right, and NMI Chief Marshal Jason Tarkong in the far right.
NMI Lt. Gov. Victor B. Hocog shakes the hand of Palau President Tommy Remengesau as Guam Gov. Eddie B. Calvo looks on.
NMI Lt. Gov. Victor B. Hocog’s chief of staff John O. Gonzales, left, and Carolinian Affairs Office Special Assistant John Tagabuel, second left, lead the traditional chant, ‘Bendision Antigu’ yesterday.
NMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres addresses the chief executives of the Micronesia Islands Forum as the 23rd chair.
About 270 participants stand as the final national anthem is played before starting the Micronesia Islands Forum.
Guam Gov. Eddie B. Calvo, center, shares a story with Saipan municipal councilors Luis John Castro, left, and Diego Kaipat.
Erwin Encinares | Reporter
Erwin Charles Tan Encinares holds a bachelor’s degree from the Chiang Kai Shek College and has covered a wide spectrum of assignments for the Saipan Tribune. Encinares is the paper’s political reporter.
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