A team of high ranking officials from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is on a three-day visit to Guyana.
The team is led by His Highness, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum, of the United Arab Emirates and includes eight other members, according to a statement from the Guyana Police Force.
No information or announcement on the State visit was released by the Office of the President or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum is one of the notable and influential members of the ruling family of Dubai, UAE. He is known for his work in founding the Africa Middle East Resource Investment (AMERI Group) which has emerged as a strong force on the global front.
An advance team from the Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum, led by Mr. Gaspar Lino visited Guyana from October 26-31 where meetings were held with Ministers of Public Works, Agriculture, Natural Resources and others.
The Department of Public Information (DPI) had reported that the representatives discussed infrastructural development, government’s financing plans, and the energy sector with Public Works Minister Juan Edghill.
Engagements with Minister of Agriculture Zulfikar Mustapha surrounded investments in fertiliser production and assemblage, organic poultry rearing, coffee, cocoa, corn soya bean, spices and online agriculture and product development.
Following the meeting, the Minister disclosed that a draft preliminary list of areas for investments will be compiled and taken back to Dubai.
Meetings with Natural Resources Minister Vickram Bharrat, according to DPI, outlined opportunities available within the mining and forest sectors for development and value-added activities.
Editor’s note: The Guyana Police Force had announced the closure of several roads to facilitate the visit but later announced that the scheduled road closures were cancelled.