Leaders of COVID-free nations of the Pacific met in Palau for the Micronesian Presidents’
Summit. Presidents David Kabua of the Marshall Islands and Lionel Aingimea of Nauru joined
President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., while presidents David W. Panuelo of the Federated States
of Micronesia and Taneti Maamau of Kiribati attended virtually. (From left) Kabua, Remenegsau
and Aingimea are shown at the Palau Community College opening ceremony on Sept. 30. Among
topics discussed will be travel, repatriation, travel bubbles, security and marine surveillance.
The delegations arrived on Nauru Airlines on Sept. 29 and were to join Palau’s Independence
Day celebrations on Oct. 1.

Photo by Bernadette H. Carreon