Apologies, a statement from SFRIM was intended earlier to be timed with the actual official leaving of the alliance, but there was a mistake with the paperwork. Slightly belatedly:
To accomplish the mutual goals of humanitarianism, societal outreach, scientific cooperation, the defense of our civilization from outside forces, and the advancement of mankind, SFRIM joined with IKAME under the mechanics of CONCORD’s alliance system in the Arataka Research Consortium alliance a year ago.
In that period we have jointly advanced the goals of technological advancement, government reform, medical crisis procedure, emergent threat handling, human trafficking prevention, and a myriad of less headline grabbing but equally important humanitarian concerns.
However, as they say, all good things must end, and after mutual review, we have we have together come to the decision that we are better served by changing the legal structuring within Concord from an Alliance back to the informal consortium that gives both SFRIM and IKAME the ability to continue their close integration and relationship while still having the freedom to act with autonomy with their respect goals and purposes outside the charters of the Consortium.
We have achieved great success working together, both as an alliance and as a Consortium, and it is with great anticipation that we look forward to continuing to do so. Our relationship with the Arataka Research Consortium, as one of its founding members, remains unchanged, and IKAME and SFRIM expect to continue to engage in mutal operations and close cooperation before, but with a greater degree of autonomy and with less entanglement in each other’s diplomatic affairs.
We expect to have news of our new protects in the coming months. As always, our continued commitment to the Consortium is resolute and so too is our friendship with our companions in it.