June 12, 2018
Hagåtña — The agreement between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and President Trump, while being touted as an action with global implications, will end years of instability in Korea and the Pacific region.
“The people of Guam know war. Our people – thousands upon thousands of civilians – suffered and died during World War II. We’ve experienced war,” Governor Calvo stated. “In 2013 and again last year, we were the target of missile threats. Today, the promise of peace in the region draws closer, and we can breathe easier.”
Last August, Guam became the focus of worldwide attention when the North Korean leader threatened the island.
President Trump called Governor Calvo with reassurances that the United States will step in to defend this island.
“This agreement paves the way for peace between the U.S. and North Korea and moves us toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” Governor Calvo stated. “The Territory of Guam is thankful to our President and his stance on peace through strength policy which elevated peace within the Asia Pacific region — this is something we truly are grateful for.”

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