$15M pavilion at Lamaha corridor a reminder that China is Guyana’s ‘faithful friend’


Traditional Chinese architecture, a nod to Guyana/China relations and Chinese heritage here, is now a feature of the developing Lamaha Street corridor and safe space with the construction of an approximately $15 million pavilion there.

The pavilion was constructed by China Trading and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Guo Haiyan, said it commemorates the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Guyana and China.

Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud, Chinese Ambassador Guo Haiyan and other Guyanese and Chinese officials at the official unveiling ceremony of the pavilion (Photo: DPI/ May 3, 2023)

These bilateral ties were established in 1972.

Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud underscored that China is an important partner to Guyana and explained the pavilion is a symbolic representation of the relationship between the two countries.

“It is a reminder that both Guyana and China have been faithful friends and faithful partners in the international scheme,” he said at a simple ceremony ahead of the official unveiling of the structure.

Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud and Chinese Ambassador Guo Haiyan unveiling the commemorative plaque (Photo: DPI/ May 3, 2023)

And though reminding the small gathering that Guyana shares good ties with many of its bilateral partners, he stressed that China is an important international partner for Guyana.

Moreover, the Foreign Secretary said the pavilion is a physical reminder of Chinese heritage in Guyana. The Chinese are one of Guyana’s six people.


1 Comment
  1. Don A Gomes says

    Thank you China.Fifty years of bilateral cooperation is indeed a good feature to commemorate. (1972- 2022).
    Ambassador Guo Haiyan we the people of GUYANA are grateful.Noted in the medical field as well,your medical teams are awesome with their knowledge and kindheartedness.
    Noted too is the 1.88 bln.usd =$397.50 bln.guyana dollars of commercial trade.
    Once again thank you,and the goodwill of the people of GUYANA will always be with China.

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