November 17, 2021
General News

Micronesia’s President David Panuelo fronts up

Geopolitical competition in the Pacific is not necessarily the heated knife fight that international media often make it out to be.

That’s according to the president of the Federated States of Micronesia, a Pacific Islands country of significant geostrategic interest, who is taking an optimistic approach to the subject of regional security during a time of crisis.

The FSM is an archipelagic country whose waters span 2,600,000 square kilometres, with a population of over 100,000. President David Panuelo has been in office since May 2019.

He made time to answer some questions from RNZ Pacific.

How much of a problem is climate change for FSM’s communities?

Climate Change represents the single-most significant security threat for the World, to include the Federated States of Micronesia. The practical effect of Climate Change at present is most pronounced on remote island…

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