See full statement from the Office of the President below.
His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali Thursday afternoon met with his Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and an eight-member delegation who arrived today in Guyana on a three-day official state visit.
Over the next few days, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum, who is a member of the ruling family in the UAE, and members of his team will meet with several Government officials from various ministries.
In the initial meeting with President Ali, the UAE team also met with members of the cabinet including: Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Hon Hugh Todd, Minister of Natural Resources, the Hon Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Housing and Water and Minister within the ministry, the Hon Collin Croal and Susan Rodrigues, Minister of Agriculture, the Hon Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Public Works, the Hon Juan Edghill and other government officials.
The UAE is one of the top oil producing countries globally and is expected to lend assistance to Guyana in oil and gas, among other areas.
The visiting delegation was welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hon Hugh Todd; Minister of Tourism, Hon Oneidge Walrond and Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Hon Deodat Indar and other officials upon their arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.