United States, Saudia Arabia, Sweden, India and Indonesia congratulate Guyana on 47th Republic Anniversary


President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, along with the First and Second Deputy Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;  King Carl Gustaf of the Royal Palace of Sweden; President of the Republic of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, and President of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Joko Widodo, have all written to President David Granger to extend felicitations on the occasion of Guyana’s 47th Republic Anniversary.

US President Donald Trump in a letter released by the local US Embassy while congratulating the citizens of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on the occasion of the country’s Republic Anniversary, noted that “the United States remains as committed as ever to our close friendship and partnership on common interests such as economic development, good governance, and environmental protection.”

He also acknowledged Guyana’s role as a regional leader, which he says has been clearly on display since President David Granger assumed the rotating chair of the Caribbean Community on January 01, 2017.

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in his message, extended sincere congratulations from the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia to Guyana. “We wish your country and its people continued success, prosperity and peace,” he wrote.

Mr. Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia, in his message, extended warmest congratulations and wishes for the nation and its people’s “continued well-being and success”.

In addition, Mr. Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudia Arabia, also extended “warmest wishes” to the President and nation. “May continued success, strong health and prosperity always go your way,” he wrote.

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, in his message, extended best wishes for President Granger’s “health and happiness and for the prosperity of the Guyanese people”.

President Mukherjee of India, in his message, said the good relations shared by Guyana and India “are based on the solid foundations of shared values and convergence of views”. He also lauded the recent visits of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to India and the meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge and the Minister of State for External Affairs of India on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. M.J. Akbar in New York in September 2016. “I am confident that our cooperation will be further enhanced in the years to come,” he wrote.

Additionally, President Widodo, in his message, which was conveyed via the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Paramaribo, Suriname, said he was honoured to be able extend hearty congratulations to President Granger and Guyana on the occasion. “I seize this opportunity to express my fervent hope that the ties of friendship that have been existing between Indonesia and Guyana should continue to be strengthened in the years to come,” he wrote.

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