Articles: Marshall Islands Ambassador Paul to Visit California Communities
In efforts to reach out to Marshall Islanders scattered throughout the States, the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Ambassador to the U.S. has been visiting Marshallese communities in Northwest Arkansas, Washington, and Oregon over the past two weeks. Next stop is California.
Ambassador Charles Paul, from the RMI's Washington, D.C. Embassy, would like to meet with community members in San Diego and Orange County on Saturday, August 4, according to So Cal community leader Taraur Ria,
Gatherings are planned for Saturday, August 4. In the morning, the Ambassador will meet with San Diego residents. For Orange County Marshallese, an evening meeting is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m., at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 2850 Fairview Rd., Costa Mesa.
Paul, who has served as Ambassador for less than a year, presented credentials to President Barack Obama on September 9. He is the Marshall Islands’ third, and youngest serving Ambassador to the United States. Beginning in 2007, he worked at the RMI Embassy as First Secretary, Charge d’Affaires ad Interim, and Deputy Chief of Mission before his current appointment.
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- Yokwe Online, July 31, 2012
(Photo of Ambassador Paul in Arkansas courtesy of RMI Consul General Carmen Chong Gum)