Brazil, other world leaders congratulate President Ali


President of Guyana Dr Irfaan Ali continues to receive congratulatory messages from leader around the world with the latest being the President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro, who expressed his desire to see strengthen cooperation between the two nations.

In his letter, President Bolsonaro said, “At this moment in which the perspective of ample and important transformations is presented to Guyana, I affirm the priority attributed by Brazil to the bilateral relationship. I am ready to work with Your Excellency in continuing strengthening the ties of friendship and cooperation between our two countries, with the view of the well-being and prosperity of Brazilian and Guyanese peoples.”

The Brazil President noted too the conclusion of the electoral process “ratifies the commitment [to] democracy that must continue to guide our whole region.”

President Bolsonaro also extended best wishes to President Ali for success in the exercise of his mandate.

Meanwhile, President Ali also received a congratulatory letter from the Director, World Bank – Latin America and the Caribbean Region, Ms. Tahseen Sayed, who said she was looking forward “to further strengthening the longstanding partnership between Guyana and the World Bank.”

In her letter, Director Sayed said, “On behalf of the World Bank, I offer our support as you tackle the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and address the country’s development challenges.”

The Director also recalled her previous meeting with President Ali, adding that she “very much appreciated the opportunity for the exchange of views on the country’s socio-economic challenges and your development priorities.”

Further, she said she was looking forward to meeting again with President Ali at his earliest convenience, “to advance discussions on the World Bank’s engagement in Guyana” and expressed that she would “be pleased to present recent analytical work undertaken by the World Bank Group focusing on Guyana’s opportunities for sustainable and inclusive growth at this pivotal moment of the country’s history.”

Director Sayed also wished President Ali success in his new mandate and assured him of the World Bank’s “strong partnership in support of Guyana’s progress and prosperity”.

Additionally, President of the Hellenic Republic Mrs Katerina Sakellaropoulou also congratulated the new President and expressed a desire to see relations between the two countries further strengthened.

In her letter, President Sakellaropoulou extended “on behalf of the People of Greece and on my own behalf, sincere congratulations in your high mission and heartfelt wishes for the welfare and prosperity of the friendly People of Guyana.”

The President also expressed confidence that during President Ali’s term of office the existing relations of friendship and co-operation between the two countries will be further strengthened to the mutual benefit of both peoples.

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