See below full statement issued by the Office of the President:
His Excellency President Dr Irfaan Ali left Guyana this evening for Washington DC, the capital of the United States of America, where he is expected to meet with a number of stakeholders from the US Congress and the State Department.
During his three-day visit, the Head of State is also scheduled to take part in a number of private sector meetings and visit several universities, including the National Defense University.
He is also expected to make a presentation at the Organisation of American States (OAS).
The President is joined by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd; Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond; Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud and Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Omar Khan.