President David Granger, today, was paid a courtesy call by British Minister of State of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Rt. Hon. Baroness Anelay.
The British Minister, who is visiting Guyana for the first time, is on a three-country tour in the region and met with the Guyanese Head of State last week in London.
President Granger first met Baroness Anelay on the sidelines of the United Nations’ 71st General Assembly in September 2016, where they discussed the revival of the Security Sector Reform Action Plan (SSRAP), which was scrapped in 2009 by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) Administration.
President Granger sought re-engagement with the British to ensure the implementation of the plan.
According to the President, the security sector reform is important to ensuring that Guyana’s borders are properly protected and that its police force is strengthened. The President had also been in discussion with former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron and British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn on the matter.
Baroness Anelay will also meet with Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, and members of the private sector.