Guyana ready to offer support to hurricane-hit countries

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The Government of Guyana said it stands in solidarity with the Caribbean countries affected by Hurricane Irma and remains ready to offer whatever support, financial or other, it can in this hour of need.

 In a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday, the Government extended sympathy to the families and Governments of those who have lost their lives, those who have been injured and those affected by the disruptions and damage to infrastructure and property caused by the storm.

The Government said it also remain concerned for the welfare of the peoples of those countries and territories in the path of the hurricane and hope that they would be spared the damage and loss of life suffered by the other sister Caribbean states.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon yesterday said the Government is hoping to establish lines of communication to determine the well-being of Guyanese in the affected islands.

As a member of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Guyana said it will continue to examine the situation and based on a collective response, the government will make a contribution to relief efforts.

The parliamentary opposition, the Peoples Progressive Party, has also extended sympathies to leaders and peoples of Caribbean nations which have been ravaged by and those which are still in the path of Hurricane Irma.

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