President Ali for visits to Brazil, UK, US, China; several foreign leaders to visit Guyana


President Irfaan Ali will be engaging a number of international partners in the coming months to further strengthen bilateral relationships, advance projects and help build more collaborations for the country’s Private Sector.

The Head of State outlined the agenda while addressing the Private Sector Commission’s (PSC) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday at the Marriott Hotel.

This weekend, India’s Minister of External Affairs, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is scheduled to arrive in Guyana for an official visit.

“We are advancing many new projects with India. We are working on building strong partnership.

“Looking at expanding agro-processing, manufacturing…looking at research and development, looking at building out our scientific capability,” Ali said.

And, next month Ali announced that he will be visiting the United Kingdom.

“We are engaged in very deep discussions with the EU on further advancing our partnership, finding ways in which the Private Sector from the EU can play a greater role in partnership with our local Private sector,” he said on Tuesday.

The President disclosed that he was also invited for a State visit to Brazil.

“…There, we will be discussing a very strong and robust plan for integration of this region. As you are aware some massive transformative projects are on the table with Brazil and I am convince with this State visit, as I am invited to, will advance these and will bring further investor opportunities for the local private sector of Guyana,” he explained.

He further noted that President of the Dominican Republic is also expected to visit Guyana and has invited him to return to the country with him.

“…To speak to his private sector and a number of major financial institutions…they are willing to work and finance global projects here in Guyana,” he said.

The other countries Ali is expected to visit are Qatar, the United States and China.

“…To further advance our collaboration and partnership on a number of transformative projects,” he said.

This evening, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will be landing in Guyana.

And according to Ali, Guyana is working with Cuba, which has offered strategic ideas on advancing the country’s human resource capacity and the health care/services, and they are hopeful that Canada will come on board.

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