Qatar’s Amir to visit Guyana next week


The Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will be visiting Guyana early next week, reliable sources told the News Room on Wednesday.

The News Room understands that the visit is a follow-up to the engagement between Guyana’s President Dr. Irfaan Ali and the Amir in May, earlier this year.

The two leaders held bilateral discussions during President Ali’s State visit to the country. President Ali and his delegation also met with the Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Group CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, in the Qatari capital Doha. Guyana’s embassy there was also opened during that visit.

The Amir’s visit to Guyana will “expand bilateral relations” between the two countries.

Qatar and Guyana established diplomatic relations in 1996, with Georgetown seeking to strengthen bilateral cooperation in numerous fields, including climate change and energy.

President Ali, in May, noted that he aims to diversify Guyana’s economy and “make it one of the most competitive economies globally.”

Ahead of the inauguration, the Guyanese President stressed the importance of developing bilateral trade in various sectors, including oil, gas and food security, Qatar’s state news agency (QNA) reported in May.

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