For the first time in its history, the Marshall Islands has two women ambassadors serving simultaneously. Last Friday, High Court Chief Justice Carl Ingram conducted the oath of office ceremony for Neijon Edwards, who is the new Marshall Islands Ambassador to the Republic of China/Taiwan. She joins long-serving RMI Ambassador to the UN Amatlain Kabua as the second woman to hold the diplomatic title.
The swearing in ceremony was held at the President’s Office.
Edwards has been RMI Consul General in Hawaii for the past several years. She has a wealth of experience in diplomacy, having served in official capacities with her late husband Ambassador Laurence Edwards in postings including Fiji, China and the UN Mission in New York City. She has also been Chief of Protocol for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when not on these embassy or consulate assignments.
Read more about this in the November 30, 2018 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.