President Remengesau will be leaving for an 11-day travel off island to Japan and New York City for the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) respectively, starting on September 14 and returning on the September 25.
Remengesau's trip to Japan will be to Hiroshima for the naming of the new 40 meter Palau patrol boat provided through grant assistance from Sasakawa Peace Foundation and Nippon Foundation. The patrol boat will join a fleet of other patrol boats to monitor the Palau's territorial waters.
Accompanying the president in his Japan trip are representatives from the Palau National Marine Sanctuary and Director Tutii of the Marine Law Enforcement and Fish and Wildlife. President Remengesau will also have an opportunity to meet with Japan's new Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono.
After Japan, the president will fly directly to New York City to attend the 72nd UNGA, which will convene on September 19th. The General Debate will open on Tuesday, 19 September 2017, with a focus on the theme, 'Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet'. Remengesau is returning on September 25th.