By Rolynda Jonathan
Palau President Tommy Remengesau Jr. has appointed his former Chief of Staff Billy Kuartei as the new Compact of Free Association Representative.
If confirmed, cheap Kuartei will take over the position previously held by Joshua Koshiba although he will not have an ambassadorial status.
Following the U.S. Congress’ rejection of the Compact II agreement, President Remengesau disclosed that the national government will be reviewing the agreement again.
Kuartei’s appointment has been submitted to the Senate for confirmation.