U.S commits to increasing trade, investment in Guyana

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The United States Embassy in Guyana on Friday evening held a celebratory reception in recognition of the US 243rd Declaration of Independence.

The reception was held at the US Ambassador’s residence in Cummings Lodge on the East Coast of Demerara where the American diplomat Sarah-Ann Lynch committed to increasing economic trade and investment in Guyana.

The Ambassador said Guyana is currently on its own historical journey as the country gets ready for first oil production.

Ambassador Lynch assured that the US will continue to partner with Guyana in not only oil production but other sectors in the country’s development.

“I am proud that the United States continues to be a determined partner of yours, partnering on the security front to improve transparency and accountability and to reduce corruption, partnering on the development front to enhance access to quality health care and increase educational and job opportunities,” the Ambassador said.

President David Granger and First Lady, Sandra Granger shares a light moment with US Ambassador, Sarah Ann Lynch, her husband Kevin and son, Dylan. (Department of Public Information Photo)

Meanwhile, Guyana’s President, David Granger reminded that the South American country and the US have benefitted from excellent diplomatic relations 1966.

The President said the US has contributed to Guyana’s national development and social change.

“Guyana looks forward to continued cooperation with the USA as we advance towards securing a better life for all our people in the western hemisphere and the Caribbean,” President Granger said.

From left: US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, her son Dylan and husband Kevin, President Granger, First Lady, Sandra Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the Deputy Chief of Mission, Mark Cullinane, Minister of Foreign Affair Dr. Karen Cummings and Mr. Cullinane’s wife, Marcia Bosshardt. (Department of Public Information Photo)

The US has assisted Guyana in the Maternal Child Survival Programme; the Strengthening of the Criminal Justice System; and numerous USAID, governance and security training programmes offered to the Defence and Police Forces.

“These all augment our human resource capacity and have been invaluable to Guyana’s development,” President Granger said.

The President toasted to the health of President Donald Trump and to the prosperity of the people of the United States of America.

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