Ambassador Stewart traveled last week to Saipan, which hosted the three-day 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum. RMI President Hilda Heine spoke at the event. Also in attendance were President Peter Christian of FSM, Palau’s President Tommy Remengesau, Guam Governor Eddie Calvo, and Northern Marianas Governor Ralph Torres. Department of Interior Assistant Secretary Doug Domenech also participated in the event. Topics of the Forum included: impacts of globalization; decolonization and self-governance, as well as building relationships between Pacific US territories and the Freely Associated States.