WARD COMMENDS TRUMP FOR MEETING WITH KIM JONG UN, SUGGESTS HAWAII VENUE
News Release from Rep Gene Ward, March 9, 2018
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I - Representative Gene Ward (R–Hawaii Kai, Kalama Valley), a member of the House Military Affairs & Int'l Relations Committee, lauded President Donald Trump today for the President's acceptance of a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In a letter to the President, Ward also urged Trump to hold the meeting in Honolulu.
"This is truly historic and they're actually going to talk about the denuclearization of North Korea," Ward said. "The leaders of the United States and North Korea have never even talked to each other on the phone and now they're scheduled to meet face-to-face.
"This meeting is especially important for Hawaii since we are well within striking distance of North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Ward also encouraged President Trump to hold the meeting, tentatively penciled in for May, in Honolulu given the city's location and the presence of the East-West Center and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
"There is no better place to hold this meeting," Ward said. "We have two elite diplomacy institutions here. We have a sizeable Korean population. It's a natural. Hawaii is perfectly placed to become a 'Geneva of the Pacific.'"
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