18 Jun 2012

Over 50 regional leaders in Saipan this week for regional political summit

1:36 pm on 18 June 2012

More than 50 leaders from Micronesia and other jurisdictions will be in Saipan this week for Association of Pacific Island Legislatures' 31st General Assembly.

The meeting aims to foster regional cooperation on a host of issues such as tourism, air travel, environmental protection, and economic development.

Overall, the four-day event should draw about 200 participants, the bulk of whom will be from the CNMI, led by the 29 members of the Legislature and the Governor Benigno Fitial.