Guyana eyes visa-free travel to Italy

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Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd initiated talks on visa-free travel with the Non-resident Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Italy Fabrizio Nicoletti during a recent meeting.

A release from the Foreign Affairs Minister noted that the two officials spoke on improving bilateral relations between the countries and visa-free travel is viewed as a key pursuit.

See below full release:

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Hilton Todd, today received a courtesy call from Fabrizio Nicoletti, the Non-resident Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Italy to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

During the engagement, Minister Todd noted that Guyana is committed to fostering stronger bilateral relations and partnership with Italy in priority areas of the Government including health, education and security.

Minister Todd also initiated talks on visa free travel to Italy for the mutual benefit of both countries, particularly through private sector engagements and people to people exchanges, which will be advanced in the future.

Minister Todd further noted that Italy and the European Union remain valuable partners to Guyana and CARICOM. On this note, the Ambassador alluded to several technical cooperation initiatives including Italy’s role in supporting the Agri-Food Systems agenda of CARICOM towards reducing the Region’s food import bill by 25% by 2025.

The CARICOM Agri-Food Systems Agenda is led by His Excellency President Mohamed Irfaan Ali. The current implementation of the agenda gives special attention to priority crops and products in Member States to achieve this target.

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