This week the Federated States of Micronesia inaugurated its national leadership at the Congressional Chambers in Pohnpei.

FSM President Wesley W. Simina, Vice President Aren B. Palik, Speaker Esmond B. Moses, and the 23rd FSM Congress took their oath of office on Tuesday in a joint ceremony.

In his address, President Simina said, “Unity inherently demands our careful attention and vigilance…unity is our strength and prosperity.”

Dignitaries from across the region attended the event including U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Guam Lt Governor Josh Tenorio.

In a social media post, Tenorio said, “It was an honor to represent the people of Guam and celebrate democracy and friendship with the people of the Federated States of Micronesia.