Jagdeo to lead delegation to Ghana next month as President Ali pledges enhanced cooperation


President Dr Irfaan Ali and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Tuesday held fruitful discussions and agreed on greater collaboration.

High on the agenda is a visit by a Guyanese delegation led by Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo to the West African nation in the first week of October to enhance cooperation between the two countries.

Tuesday’s bilateral meeting between the two leaders took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City following the opening of the General Debate of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

President of Guyana, Dr Irfaan Ali (left) meets with President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Photo: Office of the President/September 21, 2021)

The Presidents spoke about several matters of mutual interests, including oil and gas, climate change and the environment, capacity building and training.

Both leaders agreed that the meeting would enhance greater collaboration in addressing matters of common interests at the global level.

President Ali was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd; Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mrs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, and Foreign Secretary, Mr Robert Persaud.

The Guyanese Head of State is expected to meet with several other world leaders and high-ranking members of international organisations while in New York for the UNGA this week. (Modified press release from Office of the President)

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