Discussions ongoing to remove visa restrictions – Canadian High Commissioner tells GCCI


See the full statement issued by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry below:

GCCI’s President, Mr. Kester Hutson, and Senior Vice President, Mr. Richard Rambarran, visited the High Commissioner of Canada to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Mark Kevin Berman, at his residence in Bel Air Gardens.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the potential for strategic partnerships between Guyana and Canada in various sectors, including Agro-processing, tourism, and other traditional sectors. The High Commissioner emphasized the importance of maximizing the opportunities available in both nations through collaboration and cooperation. To this end, GCCI is currently working to organize more outgoing trade missions to Canada, with the aim of fostering stronger ties between the two countries.

The conversation also touched on the issue of visa processing for Guyanese citizens seeking to enter Canada, as well as the need to improve transportation infrastructure for cargo shipping and direct flights between the two nations. The High Commissioner assured Mr. Hutson and Mr. Rambarran that discussions were underway to remove visa restrictions altogether in the future, a decision that both parties are optimistic about.

In closing, Mr. Hutson expressed his gratitude to the High Commissioner for his engagement and commitment to strengthening the relationship between Guyana and Canada. With continued cooperation, there is no doubt that both nations can achieve great success together.


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