New Diaspora, Remigration Unit at Foreign Ministry

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As part of enhancing its plans of engaging and involving the Diaspora to support its national development priorities, the Government has reintegrated diaspora and re-migration matters into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

A press release from the Ministry on Tuesday noted that a new Diaspora and Remigration Unit has been established and will allow for an “enhanced, sustained, and coordinated engagement with all Guyanese abroad.”

According to the release, the Unit will work towards fostering greater collaboration with the Diaspora in the areas of trade and investment, philanthropy, tourism, youth engagement, attraction of skill and remigration, as well as streamlining the contributions and resources of the Diaspora to effectively aid Guyana’s development agenda.

“Recently, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana reiterated the Government’s commitment towards leveraging the skills and investment potential of the Diaspora,” the release stated.

It was further noted, “The Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) continue to collaborate on the finalisation of an Enhanced Diaspora Engagement Strategy & Plan of Action. Once concluded and approved, this Strategy and Plan of Action will align national development plans and strengthen Guyana’s pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Within this broader framework, there will also be a special emphasis on remigration.”

The Ministry said it is focused on better harnessing the expertise, talent, and investment potential within the global Guyanese community.

For more information, please visit the Ministry’s website: www.minfor.gov.gy or visit the Diaspora and Remigration Unit on the ground floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation; email [email protected]; telephone number: +592 226-1606-8 ext. 339/340.

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