Diplomats meet with new Army Chief


Newly appointed Chief-of-Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Friday met senior Diplomats of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union where he underscored that the Force has an apolitical stance and abides by its role in the Constitution of Guyana.

Brigadier Bess met with the US Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch, British High Commissioner Greg Quinn, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee and EU Ambassador Fernando Ponz-Canto at the GDF Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.

In a short statement, the army said Bess “reiterated the apolitical nature and posture of the Guyana Defence Force.”

New army Chief and GDF officers meet with Diplomats (GDF photo)

Further, the new Army Chief also emphasised in the meeting that “the GDF is fulfilling its mandate and will continue to abide by its role as stipulated by Guyana’s Constitution.”

“For their part, heir Excellencies pledged continued military support for the GDF,” according to the statement.

Senior officers present during the courtesy call included Inspector General, Colonel Trevor Bowman, Quartermaster General, Colonel Sherwin Anderson, Adjutant General Colonel Raul Jerrick and Staff Officer One Special Duties Lieutenant Colonel Colin Henry.

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