Guyana to strengthen bilateral ties with Vietnam, Mauritius -as President accredits new diplomatic representatives


 DSC1236 CopyFrom left: Minister of State and Acting Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Joseph Harmon, High Commissioner Sooroojdev Phokeer, President David Granger and Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Audrey Waddell


Georgetown, Guyana – (June 21, 2017) President David Granger, today, accredited His Excellency Do Ba Khoa as the new Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Guyana and His Excellency Sooroojdev Phokeer as the new High Commissioner of the Republic of Mauritius to Guyana. The former is resident in Brasilia with the latter resident in Washington, United States.

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UG to set up diaspora centre …upbeat about upcoming conference

Mexico’s Ambassador to Guyana , Ivan Robero Sierra Medel and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr Ivelaw Griffith, share a light moment following Thursday’s press briefing at the Mexican embassy on Brickdam

AS the University of Guyana (UG) prepares to host a major inaugural diaspora engagement conference, plans are in train for the launch of a Diaspora Engagement Centre in December this year.

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Caribbean leaders, including President David Granger (centre), meeting with then U.S Vice President Joe Biden last year in Washington D.C. at the Energy Summit

THE United States will be looking to play a more active role in supporting the energy sector in the Caribbean by providing targeted technical support to countries with the capacity and interest in pursuing energy sector and utility reforms.

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Gov’t committed to working with Guyanese diaspora -Min. Harmon tells workshop

Members of the Head-table,from Left:Entrepreneur Diaspora Representative, United States of America, Clifton Mc Donald; CEO for GO- Invest, Owen Verwey;Minister of State and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joseph Harmon;Regional Coordination Officer for the Caribbean and Chief of Mission in Guyana, Robert Natiello and Head, Diaspora Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Michael Brotherson,along with the participants who will be participating in the ‘Go See Visit Project 2017’

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Global terrorism fight must not exclude small states

President David Granger and the Guyana Delegation at the Arab-Islamic-American Summit

— says President at Arab-Islamic-American Summit

PRESIDENT David Granger on Sunday said that global partnerships to combat terrorism cannot exclude small states, since conflict between and within such states, or between a small state and other states, can endanger the peace of all countries.

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Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment as well as in their wider regional environment and on their implications for the coordinated foreign policy positioning of their countries.

They reiterated the importance they accord to maintenance of the rule of law, respect for human rights and democracy, as well as to the fundamental principles of non-intervention and non-interference in the internal affairs of states. These values and principles were viewed as being of paramount importance when addressing international situations of concern.

The Foreign Ministers were united in their view that respect for these values and principles would prove valuable and pertinent in addressing concerns over the situation in Venezuela. Persuaded that the solution to the present situation had to be sought internally, supported by a mediated process, they were of the view that the deeply entrenched positions needed to be softened so that trust could be built on both sides in order to facilitate dialogue so that the people of Venezuela could peacefully overcome their crisis.

Foreign Ministers decried the violence taking place and deplored the resulting loss of life and property.

Bridgetown, Barbados

19 May 2017




UN Good Officer to frequent Guyana …as border controversy mediation intensifies

Norwegian Diplomat, Dag Halvor Nylander

MINISTER of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge on Wednesday announced that as the mediation continues on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy, UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres’ appointed personal representative, Dag Halvor Nylander of Norway, would be “in and out of Guyana over the next few weeks quite frequently.”


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