Ambassador Van West Charles presents credentials to Venezuela


Longstanding politician and businessman Dr. Richard Van West Charles on Friday presented his Letters of Credence to Venezuelan’s Minister for People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Yvan Gil as he officially takes up his ambassador post in the Spanish-speaking country.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in a statement said Ambassador West-Charles and Minister Gil engaged in “cordial” discussions.

“Ambassador Van West-Charles affirmed the imperative of peace and cooperation as guiding principles for the relations between Guyana and Venezuela,” the statement from Takuba Lodge noted.

Dr West-Charles also committed to pursuing Guyana’s interests in exploring the potential for collaboration in areas that would provide an opportunity for the neighbouring countries to develop a programme of cooperation for the mutual benefit of both peoples, the statement noted.

Ambassador Van West-Charles will present his credentials to Venezuelan’s President Nicolas Maduro at a later date.

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