Rep. Ward sends letter to President Trump encouraging him to hold summit in Hawaii

Updated: Oct 14, 2019

HONOLULU – Representative Gene Ward sent a letter to President Donald Trump encouraging the President to seriously consider holding a third summit between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Hawaii.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi

“Holding the first summit in Singapore showed the endless possibilities of an Asian country when economic freedom is at its core. Then choosing Vietnam for the second summit showed how a once third world Communist nation can also prosper when allowing market forces and freedom,” said Rep. Ward. “Hawaii would be the next best logical step for a third summit, moving the venue from Asian to American soil but still with an Asian majority population.”

Ward cites the fact that two elite diplomatic institutions are based here: The East-West Center and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. Ward’s letter also references the very successful APEC meetings which were held in Honolulu in 2011.

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