Senator Aguon Urges Vice President Biden to Stop on Guam During His Visit to Asia

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Guam – Military Relocation Committee Chair Senator Frank Aguon Jr. has written a letter to Vice President Joe Biden urging him to make time to stop on Guam during his Asia this week.

Senator Aguon writes to V.P. Biden that “a personal visit by yourself would provide an opportunity for you to meet with local government and military leaders regarding specific Guam issues, to include the planned military relocation activities.”

READ Senator Aguon’s letter to Vice President Biden HERE (scroll down past the news release)

The Guam Senator believes adds that “such a personal visit by yourself would be a positive indication to both the civilian and military communities of the Obama’s administration’s commitment to the people of Guam and to military relocation efforts.”

Vice President Biden will stop in Tokyo first and then he heads to Beijing and Seoul during his six-day visit. Guam is not currently on his schedule.

READ the release from Senator Aguon below:

SENATOR FRANK B. AGUON, JR. ENCOURAGES VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO VISIT GUAM
Hagatna, GU

Today, Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr., Chairman of the Committee on the Guam U.S. Military Relocation, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs and Judiciary, submitted a letter the Honorable Joe Biden, Vice-President, United States of America, urging him to visit the island as part of his extended trip through Asia.

Senator Aguon states in the letter, “As you are quite aware, over the past several years, discussions have been undertaken between the Department of Defense and the Japan Government on the eventual transfer of U.S. Marines from Okinawa, Japan to Guam. The Obama administration has been consistent in its support of this major endeavor…”

Senator further states, “A personal visit by yourself would provide an opportunity for you to meet with local government and military leaders regarding specific Guam issues, to include the planned military relocation activities … such a personal visit by yourself would be a positive indication to both the civilian and military communities of the Obama’s administration’s commitment to the people of Guam and to military relocation efforts.”

Senator Aguon closes, “I am confident that you will leave Guam with a much better understanding and appreciation of the beauty of our island, the generosity of our people, and the importance of Guam’s military strategic location.”