‘Time is ripe’ for U.S to support Guyana’s transformation’ – Ambassador Insanally tells U.S forum

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Ambassador of Guyana to the United States, Dr Riyad Insanally, recently emphasized the economic prospects that Guyana offered following the discovery of vast oil and gas reserves offshore.

He was the keynote speaker at a private networking luncheon in Washington DC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced Tuesday.

According to the Ministry, the event was organized by the Washington Inter-Governmental Professional Group and attended by representatives of diplomatic missions, United States Government agencies and the private sector.

Ambassador Insanally highlighted the potential for partnerships and investment and explained that these were available in areas such as downstream industrial activity, renewable energy, infrastructural development, information and communications technologies, transportation services and ecotourism.

Dr. Insanally addresses attendees at the Washington Inter-Governmental Professional Group, LLC luncheon. [Photo issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
“He further noted that the time was ripe for greater United States and international public and private sector interest in supporting Guyana’s transformation,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted.

His remarks were framed around the theme, “Guyana on the Cusp of Change”.

Ambassador Insanally also used the opportunity to update attendees on Guyana’s legal and diplomatic response to the Guyana/Venezuela controversy, emphasizing that Guyana placed its faith in diplomacy and the rule of international law.

The Washington Inter-Governmental Professional Group, LLC, is an organization that supports Washington DC-based professionals in maximizing their networking capabilities with Embassies and other agencies.

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