His Excellency Mario Lopez Chavarri was today accredited by President David Granger as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Peru to Guyana.
According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, Ambassador Chavarri used the opportunity to reaffirm his country’s commitment to continued friendly bilateral relations and cooperation with Guyana.
President Granger in his remarks said Peru and Guyana share common interests, which provide a solid foundation for improved relations at the bilateral, regional and international levels.
The President assured that Guyana is fully supportive of the development of productive partnerships, particularly in areas such as fishing, mining and agriculture.
Subsequent to his accreditation, the new Ambassador paid a courtesy call on Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who is currently performing the duties of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
During that engagement, he spoke of Peru’s willingness to cooperate with Guyana in the area of security and defence.
Minister Harmon updated the Ambassador on the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy and on the issue of piracy.
Guyana and Peru established diplomatic relations some 45 years ago on July 17, 1971.