President Surangel Whipps Jr. departs to the US this week to attend the bi-annual Joint Committee meeting, called for in the Compact of Free Association.
At the press conference last week, he informed the media that he will attend the JCM in Hawaii and after he travels to Washington D.C. to meet with Ambassador Joseph Yun, the Special Envoy appointed by the US President Biden to the Compact negotiations with Palau, FSM and RMI.
In the meantime, Vice President Uduch Sengebau-Senior is off-island on an official travel and is reported to arrive on the day the President Whipps departs.
No information has been released on the purpose of the Vice President’s travel other than it is an official travel. Information is expected to be shared upon her arrival.