President meets with GDF top brass to discuss defence concerns


President David Granger on Monday, February 12, 2018, convened a special meeting with the high command of the Guyana Defence force (GDF) to discuss ongoing defence concerns.

According to the Ministry of the Presidency, the meeting was held in the wake of the recent visit by a high-level delegation from neighbouring Brazil, led by Brazil’s Minister of Defence, Mr. Raul Jungmann Pinto; Minister of Justice, Mr. Torquato Lorena Jardim and General Sérgio Etchegoyen, Minister Head of Institutional Security / Presidency of the Republic, last Friday.

According to the Ministry, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who was also present at the meeting, which was held at State House, explained that the purpose was to review the discussions that emanated from the deliberations with the Brazilian delegation and to prepare the GDF to chart the way forward in terms of defence cooperation.

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