Halim Majeed has been appointed as Guyana’s first Non-Resident Ambassador to El Salvador to enhance bilateral relations.
Ambassador Majeed is concurrently accredited to the Republic of Cuba and the Dominican Republic.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ambassador recently presented his Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic of El Salvador, His Excellency Salvador Sánchez Cerén.
He also met with Foreign Minister (ag), the Honorable Carlos Castaneda, and Minister of Economy, Dr. Luz Estrella to discuss the enhancement of bilateral relations between the two countries and possible areas of mutual cooperation.
“Guyana will pursue robustly the various elements of our bilateral relations in a framework of goodwill, friendship and understanding that would redound to our mutual benefit,” the statement quoted Ambassador Majeed saying.
The Foreign Minister (ag) also extended an invitation to Guyana to participate in the El Salvador International Trade Fair on November 14-18, 2018.
Ambassador Majeed was accompanied by a small Guyana Trade Delegation which included Chairman of Demerara Distillers Limited, Mr. Komal Samaroo and Chairman of Nand Persaud Group of Companies, Mr. Ragendra Persaud.
Guyana and El Salvador established diplomatic relations on May 1, 1992.
The two countries are commonly involved in a number of regional bodies, such as the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)/ Central American Integration System (SICA) mechanism, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC).