11 Jun 2012

Congressmen call for action from US Government over Palau Compact

3:16 pm on 11 June 2012

Members of the United States Congress have asked the Obama Administration to push for Congressional approval of the Compact of Free Association between Palau and the US.

The Agreement was signed nearly 2 years ago but still has not been acted on by the US Government.

Under the agreement, Palau will receive a 250 million US dollar financial package over the next 15 years.

Guam News reports that Congressmen from Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Marianas and Hawaii are among those pushing for approval.

They warn continued inaction will result in some Palauans being enticed by the potential for assistance from nations in Asia and the Middle East.