GUAM SEEKS U.S. HELP IN PUSH FOR CHINA TOURISM

HAGATNA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, Nov. 21) - Gov. Felix Camacho has asked the United States government to help ask China to OK Guam's application for approved destination status.

The approved destination status "gives Guam the opportunity to actively market itself as a destination for leisure travel among the 17 million Chinese citizens who travel the world each year,'' Camacho wrote to Department of the Interior Secretary Gale Norton.

The governor asked the State and Interior Departments to help Guam make a case for China to approve the island's status request.

Camacho also sent a similar letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

In September, the governor met with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing to discuss Guam's request.

November 21, 2003

Pacific Daily News: www.guampdn.com

 

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