Palau is considering to ask Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to supplement law enforcers who will help maintain safety and security of guests during Palau’s hosting of the Our Oceans Conference in 2020.
In an interview, Anti-Human Trafficking Office coordinator Jennifer Anson, who was part of Palau’s delegation during the mid-Joint Committee Meeting with United States officials held last month in Guam, said that part of the discussion brought up during the meeting was the security preparation for the Our Ocean Conference, an event to be attended by various stakeholders from across the globe with an aim to commitments in the protection and preservation of the oceans.
Anson said that the security team for the event is now coming up with a security plan with the close collaboration of the US officials, adding that they have monthly conference calls with them to talk about the progress of the security preparations.
Anson also said that the initial plan to use the Asahi Baseball Field as one of the main venues for the event might not push through especially that they just received a word that they cannot use the area.
“So we’re going to have to look for another venue,” Anson said, adding that further updates about the new venue to be used for the main event will be provided soon after a meeting they conducted yesterday, June 6. (Rhealyn C. Pojas)