George Talbot accredited Ambassador to Chile
Ambassador George Talbot recently presented his Letters of Credence to President Sebastián Piñera of the Republic of Chile and was accredited as Ambassador of Guyana to Chile.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement said Guyana and Chile established diplomatic relations on July 22, 1971, and bilateral relations between the two countries have increased since the establishment of the Embassy of Chile in Georgetown in 2015.
Following the presentation, the Ministry said Ambassador Talbot met with President Piñera and discussed matters of bilateral and regional concern. He also pledged his commitment to contribute to further strengthening of relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Talbot is concurrently accredited to the Federative Republic of Brazil.
Prior to his current appointment, Ambassador Talbot served as Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations.
He further held several positions on UN intergovernmental bodies such as Chairman of the Economic and Financial (Fifth) Committee of the UN General Assembly at its 67th session, Vice-President of the UNICEF Executive Board, and Vice-President of the High-Level Committee on Technical Cooperation among developing countries (now High-Level Committee on South-South Cooperation), among others.