US Secretary of State to visit Guyana


United States (US) Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo is expected to visit Guyana next week, a high-level source has confirmed to the News Room.

Pompeo will be the highest-ranking United States official to visit Guyana. The visit is expected to occur on September 17 and 18, 2020.

The US Secretary of State is expected to sign a number of agreements with President Irfaan Ali.

Pompeo in July announced visa sanctions against former Government Ministers and officials of the APNU+AFC administration over efforts to derail the results of the 2020 elections.

The Government of Guyana in April turned down a request from the US Government to relay the Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts to Venezuela.

Former President David Granger in a comment to the media at the time, said the request was refused so as not to further destabilise relations between the two neighbours.

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