President of the Marshall Islands visits the Baha'i World Centre

HAIFA, Israel — The president of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Kessai Note, and his wife, Mary Note, paid an official visit to the Bahá'í World Centre on 1 December 2005.

The president and first lady were welcomed by a member of the Universal House of Justice, Peter Khan, and his wife, Janet Khan. Also in the welcoming party were a counsellor member of the International Teaching Centre, Stephen Hall, and his wife, Dicy Hall.

Among those in the presidential entourage were the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Marshall Islands , Gerald Zackios, and his wife, and Bikini Atoll senator Tomaki Juda and his wife.

At a reception in the seat of the Universal House of Justice, Dr. Khan discussed with President Note the history of the Bahá'í community in the Marshall Islands and the contributions the Bahá'ís have made to development in that country.

The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of the Marshall Islands was established in 1977. There are currently 13 Local Spiritual Assemblies of the Bahá'í Faith in the country.