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FSM president pitches for Washington Nationals

Federated States of Micronesia President David Panuelo threw the first pitch for the Major League Baseball team Washington Nationals at the Nationals Park in Washington D.C. earlier today.

Mr Panuelo is in the United States holding a series of meetings with U.S. Government officials.

According to a statement by the FSM government the meetings are to do with issues discussed during the high level defence talks in July 2021.

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President Panuelo shakes the hand of one of the Washington Nationals’ birdmen. Picture: supplied

This includes negotiations for the Compact of Free Association. The meeting took place before Mr Panuelo made a stop at the baseball game.

According to the statement, Mr Panuelo’s objectives include deepening ties with the nation’s enduring partner, the United States of America.

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“While it is not within the scope of this release to describe the President’s meetings in detail, it is the intention of the FSM National Government to describe some of these meetings upon their conclusion, including the President’s forthcoming meeting with the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Compact Negotiations, Joseph Yun,” said the statement.

The pitch by Mr Panuelo perhaps brought luck to the Washington Nationals as they went on to beat the Arizona Redbacks.

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