Congresswoman Bordallo discusses joint basing agreements in Bulgaria
by Sabrina Salas Matanane, KUAM News
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Congresswoman Madeline Bordallo was in Bulgaria earlier this month as part of a House Armed Services Committee Congressional delegation that has been tasked with examining the new joint basing agreements between the United States and NATO countries.
The HASC Committee, along with our congresswoman, is reviewing the newly created joint partnerships with countries in the Balkan region. According to online reports from Bulgarian media, Congresswoman Bordallo also met with Burgas Municipality Secretary Bozhidar Kanchev on the possibility of developing some sort of tourism centered partnership with Guam. Burgas is the tourism capital of Bulgaria.
Congresswoman Bordallo through a media release made this statement. "Many of the issues these NATO countries are currently addressing in their joint basing agreements are similar to issues that have been raised on Guam and that concern the House Armed Services Committee. For example, we are discussing forward-basing issues with the host countries. Additionally, we are reviewing the progress of the bases and we are engaging in dialogue with the leadership of the host nations on a number of issues that they have raised."