Ambassador Guo wants Police to do more to protect Chinese nationals and their interests


Chinese Ambassador to Guyana Guo Haiyan on Wednesday confirmed that she has raised concerns regarding the security of hundreds of Chinese nationals in Guyana with the government and the local police.

Her comments came one day after she met with Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken and other senior officers of the Guyana Police Force.

“We unfortunately had some instances of crime against Chinese that happen here.

“We need to remind the government and the police force to increase precautions and take proactive measures,” the Ambassador told reporters during an engagement at the embassy.

Likewise, Guo said Chinese citizens in Guyana must also take measures to protect themselves.

“We will work closely to remind Chinese citizens here to increase precautions and take more measures to protect themselves… the life and interest of Chinese nationals and of course all people living here in Guyana,” Ambassador Guo said.

She thanked the police for their quick response and said discussions were also held with Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn.

Earlier in March, Chinese national and supermarket owner, Yang Lisong was brutally murdered during a robbery at Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River.

In a statement on the embassy’s Facebook page, Ambassador Guo lauded positively the long-term friendly cooperation between the Chinese Embassy and the Guyana Police.

“…expressed her gratitude to the Guyana Police for their rapid investigation of the recent murder case of a Chinese citizen, and hoped the Guyana Police would take further practical measures to safeguard the safety of Chinese citizens and shops in Guyana,” the statement noted.

“Hicken… said that additional protective measures will be adopted for Chinese citizens, especially Chinese shops. The two sides also had in-depth exchanges on further improving the safety and security of Chinese citizens,” the statement added.

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