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Guyana looks to China in achieving ‘green’ state; New Ambassador accredited

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Guyana is looking to the People’s Republic of China to push its ‘green’ economy agenda.

During an Accreditation Ceremony at State House, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Guyana, Mr. Cui Jianchun presented his Letters of Credence on Wednesday, January 04, 2017, the President said Guyana looks to the People’s Republic of China for cooperation and assistance as that country shares similar sustainable development goals.

China is currently pursuing its thirteenth Five-year Plan (2016-2020), which is aimed at the development of a ‘green’ economy by introducing ‘green’ low-carbon series of industries; expanding sustainable energy sources; extending forest protection and establishing a ‘green’ development fund.

President Granger said China has been a reliable partner to Guyana in development.

He said, “Guyana is establishing a ‘green’ state with an emphasis on the protection of our environment, the preservation of our biodiversity, the provision of eco-tourism and eco-educational services and the promotion of practical measures to ensure climate adaptation.” He added that the country this year will place an additional two million hectares of its territory under conservation.

Guyana established diplomatic relations with China on June 27, 1972, the first English-speaking country in the Caribbean country to do so.

Meanwhile, newly accredited Ambassador Jianchun, who replaces Ambassador Zhang Limin, said that Guyana is a blessed and beautiful country with great potential for development. He noted that as the countries prepare to celebrate 45 years of diplomatic ties this year, that opportunity must be used to forge new bonds and deepen ties between the two States.

“Guyana is an important country based in the Caribbean region with its rich resources and hardworking people. Since Independence, the Guyanese Government have made relentless efforts to uphold the sovereignty, develop the economy and made remarkable achievements. Your country has been actively engaged in the process of regional integration and played a unique role in international and regional affairs” he said.

He added that “ We stand ready to bring the Chinese and Guyana Government relations to new heights, to new benefits for our countries and peoples.”

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