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Guam - Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will be meeting with Governor Eddie Calvo Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo, Speaker Judi Won Pat and several other island dignitaries for dinner tonight at the government house in Agana Heights.
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Staff at Speaker Won Pat's office confirm that the speaker was invited to attend the dinner meeting which occured at 6:30 Thursday evening, along with several other senators.
Carter is stopping on Guam to inspect DOD facilities here as part of his ten day trip to countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Local media were denied the opportunity to photograph or question Carter. However, Governor Calvo tells PNC News that they will discuss the military buildup and other issues important to Guam.
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"Both my office as well as the congresswoman will be co-hosting this meeting with the deputy secretary of defense especially in light of a lot of the uncertainties in regards to the marine buildup as well as all of the other issues that are affecting this part of the world so it's important that we get to meet with the second most powerful man in the defense department and express some of the issues we have as well as maybe also getting some revelation from him on where they're at on some of these areas of interest to the people of Guam,” said Governor Calvo.
Carter will meet with senior leaders in Japan, Thailand and India before ending his Asian tour on July 26th in South Korea.
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