For Immediate Release
Serial No. PR-18-091
February 9, 2018
Office of the President
President Remengesau Thanks U.S. Peace Corps for their Service to Palau
President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. expressed its deepest appreciation and gratitude to the United States Peace Corps Volunteers Program for their service and contribution to the People and the Government of the Republic of Palau.
Since establishing presence in 1966 and dispatching more than 4,300 volunteers to the Micronesian region who contributed in the areas of environmental protection, education, health, sustainable tourism and economic development, the Peace Corps Headquarters in Washington, D.C. has officially announced its closure of service to the region, particularly to Palau and FSM during 2018.
“The Peace Corps Program contributed immensely to the development of Palau. The People and Government of Palau will certainly miss the presence of Peace Corps Volunteers in our communities. Fortunately, we share a unique, historical friendship and relations with the United States, and I’m confident our two nations will continue to collaborate and cooperate in a variety of areas in the years to come,” stated President Remengesau.
Peace Corps Acting Director Sheila Crowley stated, “The most essential component of our cooperation will remain the fellowship between Peace Corps Volunteers and their colleagues and friends. Returned Volunteers’ ongoing contributions as informal citizen ambassadors for Palau will continue to serve as a lasting legacy of mutual collaboration.”
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