President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. is headed to the Micronesia regional leaders’ meeting in Saipan this week as he returns back from EarthX Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Key issues to be addressed at this Micronesia Islands Forum include Invasive Species, Renewable Energy, Regional Transportation, Regional Health Council, and Micronesia Challenge among others.

Discussions on the issues follow up on the pledge made by the Micronesian leaders during the 22nd MIF in Guam where they pledged to protect their resources, eradicate invasive species, create a better health care system, develop sustainable tourism and collaborate on issues that are affecting the region.

Last year’s MIF communique stated, “The forum reaffirmed the commitment of each of the participants on behalf of their people and their governments, to establish closer ties, strengthen cooperation and agree on initiatives for the benefit of members and the entire Micronesian region.” (L.N. Reklai)