WASHINGTON, D.C.—Guam Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo looks forward to meeting with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell during her scheduled visit to Guam. The Department of the Interior announced the visit as part of the secretary’s trip to Vietnam and China.
“I look forward to welcoming Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Guam during her visit to the Asia-Pacific region,” said Bordallo. “Secretary Jewell is making an important trip to Vietnam and China to advance our national interests, and I’m glad she’s including Guam in her trip to Asia. Secretary Jewell has been a strong advocate for Guam and the other U.S. territories, and she recognizes the important role Guam plays in the security and economic stability of the Asia-Pacific region.”
Bordallo said she hopes that Jewell’s visit will give her a better understanding of the issues important to the island and Guam’s neighbors in the Freely Associated States.
“I am glad that she is visiting the War in the Pacific National Historical Park so that she may have a deeper appreciation of the occupation and liberation of Guam and the wartime experiences of the Chamorro people. Her visit also highlights the upcoming 100th anniversary of the national park system and the immense national treasures that our national parks are to the American people. In China, her promotion of U.S. destinations for visitors from China complements Guam’s efforts to develop China as a visitor market.”
Bordallo added that she’s pleased that Jewell is taking the time to become better informed about the military realignment to the Asia Pacific region and the pivotal role that Guam plays in this initiative.
“She is a strong advocate for the preservation of our natural resources and the importance of addressing climate change issues on Guam and in our region. I look forward to her meetings with local leaders and our community so that we can all work more collaboratively on issues important to Guam and our nation,” she said.