Palau’s delegation headed by Vice President Raynold Oilouch (center, top photo) and United States Ambassador to Palau Amy Hyatt (center, bottom photo) during the annual Joint Committee Meeting held in Palau on October 3-4. See story on page 2. (Contributed Photo)

U.S. Ambassador to Palau Amy J. Hyatt served as the head of the U.S. delegation while the Vice President and Justice Minister Raynold Oilouch served as the head of delegation for Palau.

Palau also welcomed Rear Admiral John Menoni, U.S. INDOPACOM Senior Military Official to attend his first JCM in Palau.

The annual Joint Committee Meeting between the US and Palau serves as a high level discussion and planning forum for bilateral defense exercise and activities, security, law enforcement, maritime surveillance, maritime awareness domain awareness and all hazards resiliency concerns as well as security support towards Oceans 2020.

The meeting was productive, collaborative and further strengthens security cooperation with the United States of America. (PR)