January 12, 2018
Hagåtña — The Office of the Governor of Guam, in coordination with the Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense, will host a joint Guam and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands “One Marianas Summit”. It will take place Tuesday, January 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pacific Star Resort and Spa, in Tumon.
The intent of the summit is to set the conditions for further discussions on cooperation between Guam and the CNMI, based on the recent Memorandum of Understanding signed by Guam Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and CNMI Governor Ralph Torres on December 18, 2017. The MOU covers areas of mutual concern and benefit to Guam and the CNMI, such as free trade, food security, health, tourism, homeland security, and labor.
Attendees for the summit include leaders and personnel from both Guam and CNMI homeland security, labor departments, visitors bureaus, public health, economic development, public safety, and communications.
The summit is an opportunity to build on the already substantial working relationships they have now. The working group will allow the two island governments to speak with a collective voice on local, regional, and national issues and develop policy solutions to mutually benefit both jurisdictions.