Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo and CNMI Gov. Eloy S. Inos will meet today on Saipan to discuss issues of mutual interests including the economy and the U.S. military’s plans in the Marianas.
Joining the governors are Lt. Gov. Jude U. Hofschneider and other local officials.
Press secretary Angel Demapan confirmed that the Guam-CNMI Summit “will signal the start of a series of meetings between the two governments to address issues of mutual interest and to formulate mutually beneficial solutions for the CNMI and Guam.”
“For this initial meeting, Governor Inos and Governor Calvo will lead discussions surrounding current issues such as military realignment, health care, economic development and opportunities for economic exchange,” Demapan told Saipan Tribune.
The summit comes two weeks after a two-day regional security roundtable in Guam hosted by the Guam-U.S.-Asia Security Alliance, or GUASA.
The CNMI-Guam summit comes at a time when the U.S. military is laying out its plans for the islands including building a divert airfield on Saipan despite the CNMI’s unified request to place it on Tinian, and development of live-fire training ranges on Tinian and Pagan which raises concerns among residents.