India’s Foreign Minister, business leaders to visit Guyana next month


India’s Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and a group of business leaders from India will visit Guyana in April as part of the country’s efforts to build stronger relationships with nations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This was confirmed by a business leader in Mumbai, India, who will be travelling to Guyana alongside the Foreign Minister on April 19 and 20.

The News Room understands that the Foreign Minister and business delegation are also expected to visit Panama, the Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Earlier this month, however, Guyana’s Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo said Jaishankar would visit Guyana to ink a new bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on energy.

That MoU, Jagdeo said, was pending the approval of the Indian cabinet. Once approved, Jaishankar would visit Guyana for a signing ceremony.

India’s Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs Saurabh Kumar last week told journalists visiting India from the Latin America and Caribbean region that the South-Asian country is keen on deepening its relationships with countries in this region.

As such, he said the Foreign Affairs Minister and other top officials in the Ministry of External Affairs are expected to travel more frequently.

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