Caribbean countries, World Bank congratulate President Ali
-looks forward for continued progress and development
Congratulatory messages continue to flow for President Irfaan Ali who was elected as the ninth Executive President of Guyana earlier this month after a five-month delay.
Caribbean countries including Barbados, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, Chile along with the World Bank have issued congratulations to President Ali.
See below congratulations from the World Bank:
I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to you on your swearing in as the ninth President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on behalf of the World Bank.
We look forward to working with you and your Government and to further strengthening our partnership under your leadership. I take this opportunity to convey the World Bank’s support as you tackle the immediate socio-economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the development challenges of the country. I hope we can meet soon to advance discussions of World Bank’s engagement in support of the country’s critical priorities.
I wish you success in your new mandate and assure you of the World Bank’s continued commitment to contributing towards progress and prosperity for the people of Guyana.
Latin America and the Caribbean Region
See below for congratulations from the President of Chile:
I have the pleasure of addressing Your Excellency, to convey on behalf of the Government and people of Chile, our congratulations on assuming functions as President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
At a time when the COIVD-19 pandemic and its negative economic effects have hit our continent hard, it is most necessary to reinforce the dialogue and cooperation between our countries. This is why I expressed my full will and willingness to work together to deepen the ties between Chile and Guyana.
Along with expressing my wishes fro your success in the high positions that the brother of people of Guyana entrusted to you, I take this opportunity to express to Your Excellency the assurances of my highest and distinguished consideration.
Sebastian Pinera Echenique
President of the Republic of Chile
See below congratulatory message from the Honourable Allen M. Chastanent, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, to His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana:
On behalf of the Government and people of Saint Lucia, I wish to convey my congratulations to you on your election as the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
I am confident that under your leadership, the existing relations of friendship and good cooperation between Saint Lucia and Guyana as fellow CARICOM Member States will be further strengthened and developed in years to come.
I take this opportunity to commend the people of Guyana for their patience in this electoral process. I am indeed delighted that the impasse emanating from disputes over the election process and results, has come to an end and the rule of law has prevailed. I trust that the transition to the new administration will be peaceful and all citizens will unite in the singular purpose of achieving further prosperity for Guyana.
On this significant occasion, I express to your Excellency my best wishes of good health, happiness and success in your noble mission.
Please accept Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.
See below for congratulations from the Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley:
On behalf of the people and government of Barbados, I wish to warmly congratulate you on your inauguration as the 9th Executive President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
I am confident that under your leadership Guyana will pursue ways of addressing the many challenges that will confront it, particularly in a post COVID-19 era.
Barbados highly regards the deep and lasting ties that exist between our two countries and which bind us both bilaterally and as sister members of the Caribbean Community. Guyanese have long contributed to the development of Barbados since before our independence, as Barbadians have contributed to the development of Guyana. Our collaboration is therefore natural and well-founded in our shared history.
I look forward to being able to meet with you in the not too distant future in order to discuss ways in which we could further strengthen our relationship.
The people and government of Barbados wish you, your family and the government and people of Guyana good health as we continue to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P.
See below for congratulations from the Prime Minister of Saint Christopher and Nevis:
Please accept my sincerest congratulations on being sworn in as the new President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
I extend to you, Your Excellency, and to your government and people of Guyana my heartfelt congratulations and support as you take the helm of leadership at what is a watershed time of unprecedented promise in your country’s history.
You also assume the presidency at a moment of great challenge and opportunity for CARICOM to champion and execute a region-wide vision and agenda aimed at achieving food security in the Caribbean during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Your Quasi-Cabinet responsibility within the Caribbean Community for Agriculture, Agricultural Diversification and Food Security, which includes the Regional Transformation Programme for Agriculture (RTP) and our Banana Industry, then makes you well positioned to meaningfully address and contribute to ameliorating some of the most pressing developmental challenges that our countries face, particularly during the COVID-19 global crisis.
As the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet Member with responsibility for Health et al, I take this opportunity to welcome you as part of the team that is working diligently to safeguard the future of the Caribbean and its people. I look forward to our cooperation on matters of health, human resources, HIV/AIDS, (my portfolio responsibilities in quasi CARICOM Cabinet), and other matters of concern to our region.