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Yearbook 2018

Micronesia Federation. In April, the Asian Development Bank announced a total of US $ 36.6 million to fund a project to provide cheap but reliable Internet access to residents of Micronesia, Nauru and Kiribati. The funds will, among other things, finance an underwater cable that will connect to a proposed cable system between Australia and Hawaii. A project to link all major islands in Northern Oceania has already begun.

2018 Micronesia

According to, the issue of independence for the island of Chuuk was hotly debated during the year. The proposed referendum held in the future in 2015 was announced during the year to March 2019. In August, US Ambassador Robert Riley warned the people of Chuuk to enforce an outbreak of the Micronesian Federation. He stated that the Compact of Free Association Treaty between the Micronesian Federation and the United States, which entered into force in 1986, will not include an independent Chuuk and that a new agreement between the island and the United States is not applicable.

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