Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration Fostering Stronger Regional Investments
Hagåtña, Guam – On Wednesday evening, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero welcomed United States President Joseph R. Biden to Guam, where Air Force One stopped to refuel, following President Biden’s meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Bali, Indonesia. Governor Leon Guerrero was the first to greet the President as he deplaned.
“President Biden was warm and friendly during our conversation, and I conveyed my utmost gratitude for his leadership and for keeping the people of Guam safe,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “In the years ahead, we will see more involvement and investment from the United States in the Indo-Pacific, and Guam will serve as a trusted partner to support economic expansion, sustainable development and international security, among other regional priorities. With the support of the Biden-Harris Administration and the strength of our federal partnerships, we know that Guam will receive substantial assistance to help us build a better healthcare system, better schools, and a better quality of life for our island and people.”
In their recent meeting, President Biden and President Xi discussed efforts to maintain and deepen lines of communication between the United States and the PRC, responsibly manage competition, and work together on transnational challenges that affect the regional and international community.
“The cooperation between these world powers will open new pathways and opportunities for Guam to contribute to stability, peacekeeping, and prosperity in the region,” Leon Guerrero added. “Vice President Kamala Harris will soon visit Thailand and the Philippines to affirm our nation’s enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific. With the growth of global engagement and the strengthening of neighboring security alliances and economic relationships, our Administration remains ready to chart the right course forward for Guam.”
In September 2022, Governor Leon Guerrero traveled to Washington D.C. to attend the two-day U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit, during which she expressed her support of the Declaration on U.S.-Pacific Partnership presented by the Biden-Harris Administration. The Summit resulted in commitments from the President and Pacific leaders to expand and deepen cooperation to implement strategic plans in the areas of political leadership and regionalism; people-centered development; peace and security; resource and economic development; climate change and disasters; ocean and environment; maritime security; and technology and connectivity.