‘Ambassador-designate to US Samuel Hinds is the man for the job’ – PM
Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, says former Prime Minister and President of Guyana, Samuel Hinds, O.E. will make an excellent Ambassador to the United States of America.
Hinds, a former President and Prime Minister, paid a courtesy visit to Phillips on Monday at his office on Camp Street, Georgetown. Prime Minister Phillips congratulated Hinds on his position, noting that he has a wealth of knowledge and experience – a major asset going into his new role.
“Samuel Hinds is the man for the job….I know that coming from his years of experience and knowledge of governance in Guyana, he is well-positioned to guide Guyana’s interaction with the United States of America,” he was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information (DPI).
The sitting Prime Minister underscored the need to have someone with such experience in the position since the United States is a major development partner.
“As you know the United States of America is one of the main development partners for Guyana, especially at a time now where we have a new investment from Exxon in Guyana, and other forms of investment coming to Guyana as a result of the country now becoming an oil and gas producing state.”
Hinds, according to DPI, said his meeting with the Prime Minister isn’t an isolated occurrence, noting that over the coming weeks he will be meeting with several Ministers of the Government to get a better understanding of the administration’s agenda so that he can efficiently function in his role.
“I’ll be meeting with other Ministers over the next two weeks, to establish contacts and to learn of what interests they might have in my job coming up,” he was quoted as saying.
Hinds said that upon assuming office, among his priorities will be to build a stronger relationship with the Guyanese Diaspora in the USA.