Guyana officially signs MoUs with India


The Governments of India and Guyana have officially signed Memorandums of Understanding in the areas of Renewable Energy, Cultural Exchange Programme and Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance.

The MoUs were signed during an official visit to New Delhi by 2nd Vice President and Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge and a 4-member delegation including the Minister of Natural Resources and the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from January 29 to February 2, 2018.

In a statement posted on its website, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Guyanese delegation also presented the Instrument of Ratification of the International Solar Alliance.

India and Guyana will complete 50 years of their full diplomatic relations this year.

During his meeting with India’s External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, the Ministry said discussions focused on further strengthening India-Guyana bilateral relations through cooperation in capacity building, promotion of business and trade, enhancement of people to people contact, pharmaceuticals and Information Technology by setting up IT Centres of Excellence in Georgetown.

It noted that views were also exchanged on regional and multilateral issues such as climate change, solar alliance and UNSC reforms.

Foreign Minister Greenidge will also have discussions with the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of State for Renewable Energy for further strengthening trade between the two countries.

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