Guyana accredits five new Diplomats


Guyana, on Wednesday, officially received new diplomatic envoys from a total of five countries with pledges to support key and emerging sectors, including mining and oil and gas.

President David Granger received the Letters of Credence from two new High Commissioners and three new Ambassadors at an accreditation ceremony at State House where he reaffirmed his Government’s commitment to strengthen bilateral relations.

Over the course of the morning, the Guyanese Head of State repeatedly urged continued support and respect for territorial integrity and sovereignty as the basis for mutually beneficial relations.

President Granger listens attentively as the new Non- Resident Ambassador of The Netherlands to Guyana, Mr. Jacob Rijkert Frederiks [Ministry of the Presidency photo]
Those accredited are High Commissioner from the Republic of Nigeria to Guyana, Alhai Hassan Tika Ardo; High Commissioner from the Republic of Tanzania to Guyana, Dr. Emmanuel John Nchimbi; Ambassador from the Republic of Chile to Guyana, Patricio Arturo Becker Marshall; Ambassador from the Kingdom of Norway to Guyana Jacob Rijkert Frederiks and Nils Martin Gunneng, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Guyana.

New Ambassador of Chile to Guyana, Mr. Patricio Becker Marshall (centre) and Director of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ivan Evelyn (left). [Ministry of the Presidency photo]
The Ambassadors and High Commissioners shared their commitment to improving bilateral relations in numerous areas including oil and gas, energy, mining and more.

The President also reaffirmed Government’s commitment and cooperation in building mutually beneficial relations with the nations.

The Head of State was joined by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams, who is acting in the capacity of Foreign Affairs Minister, and Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Audrey Waddell.

President Granger in discussion with the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Guyana, Mr. Nils Martin Gunneng. [Ministry of the Presidency photo]
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