Ambassador extends invitation to develop EU-Guyana Chamber of Commerce


European Union (EU) Ambassador to Guyana René Van Nes has extended an invitation to local stakeholders to reach out to the Delegation of the EU to Guyana to develop the EU-Guyana Chamber of Commerce.

The idea of the Chamber of Commerce is to bring together European and local businesses in a bid to deepen private sector partnerships between Guyana and Europe.

“I invite all of you who have ideas, who have suggestions to that effect to come to me and share your suggestions,” Ambassador Van Nes said during a reception at his residence on Wednesday evening.

The Ambassador noted that he wishes to create a chamber which provides quality support both to European companies that wants to do business in Guyana to Guyanese companies that have an interest in working with the EU.

Van Nes explained that as one of the world’s largest economies, the EU is a phenomenal player in terms of trade and investment.

“Due to our shared values and our common interest and common objectives for a smarter and a greener and a more inclusive economy, I think the EU is the natural partner for Guyana,” he said.

EU and Guyana celebrates 50 years of cooperation this year and has partnered in a number of sectors including but not limited to sea defence, electricity, water management and forest preservation.

“Guyana is one of the most exciting places to be and is one of the most exciting places to do business in and I will pass that message loud and clear to Brussels, to Paris, to Helskini, to Prague, to Luxembourg, to everyone in Europe,” Van Nes said.

He disclosed that the Delegation of the European Union in Guyana is making “good progress” on establishing the Chamber of Commerce thus far.

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