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Faleomavaega submits statement to U.N. Decolonization Committee

(BASED ON PRESS RELEASE) —In a press release issued, Monday, September 12, 2011, Congressman Faleomavaega announced that he has written to His Excellency Francisco Carrion-Mena, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations and Chairman of the Special Committee of 24, also known as the Decolonization Committee. A full text of Faleomavaega's Sept. 12 letter, which was copied to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, Governor Togiola, the Lieutenant Governor, President Gaoteote Tofau and Senators, and Speaker of the House Savali T. Ale and Representatives can be found online at The congressman's letter requests it be made \part of the record regarding certain issues relative to American Samoa's current current political