Large US congressional delegation in Guyana for talks with gov’t, ExxonMobil


Several members of the United States (US) Congress are in Guyana for talks with President Dr. Irfaan Ali and several other cabinet members, opposition members and officials from ExxonMobil.

The News Room understands that seven lawmakers arrived in Guyana on Thursday night and they are expected to leave on Saturday.

This is said to be the largest congressional delegation to visit the South American country in recent times.

Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, Jason Smith and other representatives of this committee, Terri Sewell, Carol Miller, Michelle Fischbach, Beth Van Duyne and Mike Carey are visiting.

The Committee on Ways and Means has the responsibility for raising the revenue required to finance the Federal Government.

Representative of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Kelly Armstrong is also part of the visiting delegation.

They are expected to discuss the oil and gas sector as part of wider discussions on economic cooperation with Guyana.

Aside from the talks, they are expected to visit several oil and gas facilities.

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