Guyana’s senior diplomats will gather at the Pegasus Hotel from April 3 to 8 for a Heads of Mission Conference being hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The overarching goal of the Conference is to identify ways and means of enhancing efforts to effectively promote and protect Guyana’s interest abroad while providing Guyana’s diplomatic envoys abroad with the opportunity not only to consider a broad agenda of international affairs, but to familiarise themselves with the dynamics of the nation’s internal development which its diplomacy serves.
A statement from the Foreign Ministry says “discussions will focus on a wide range of political and economic issues over a period of five days, including the challenges and opportunities presented by the current complex but evolving international situation; the preservation of the nation’s territorial integrity and sovereignty; economic diplomacy; the continuing role of the Diaspora in national development; the role of foreign investment in the nation’s development; topical and urgent questions relating to the consequences of climate change; the effect of technology on modern diplomacy; and the multipolar nature of modern international economic relations, among other questions.”
President David Granger and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge will be addressing the opening of the conference which is being hosted under the theme “Advancing Guyana’s Diplomacy in the 21st Century”..
In addition, the Conference will accord Diplomatic Envoys and the leadership in the Ministry the opportunity to discuss operational matters to ensure that the affairs of Guyana’s Overseas Missions are effectively and efficiently conducted.