President of the United States of America (USA), Joseph Biden says that his country is committed to helping Guyana transform its economy while mitigating the harsh impacts of the climate crisis.
The US President, in a letter to President Dr. Irfaan Ali on the occasion of Guyana’s 53rd Republic Anniversary, extended best wishes to the people of Guyana.
In doing so, President Biden highlighted that the US “deeply values” its close relationship with Guyana. He believes that shared values of democracy and resilience are cornerstones of that relationship.
Beyond that, however, President Biden signalled the United States’ support for Guyana’s new developmental trajectory.
“We will remain a committed partner in Guyana’s efforts to transform its economy,” President Biden wrote.
Further, he said, “We know that Guyana is on the front lines of the climate crisis, and we reiterate our commitment to partnering with you to address the region’s energy security and climate adaptation and resilience needs under the US- Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis 2030 (PAC 2030).”
For context, the PAC 2030 was launched last year at the sidelines of the IX Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles, California.
Through this, the US hopes to partner with Caribbean countries to strengthen energy security and promote climate adaptation and resilience. The country also hopes to improve the Caribbean’s access to development financing, needs to fund developmental goals.
Additionally, President Biden also said that the US hopes to continue partnering with Guyana on combatting transnational organised crime, combatting illicit firearms trafficking and promoting regional security cooperation.