Guyanese President Visits UK

Guyanese President visits UK

London, 27 April 2022 (TDI): The Guyanese President, Irfaan Ali, is on a visit to the United Kingdom to attend the Caribbean Council’s House of Lords Reception.

The Co‑operative Republic of Guyana President will deliver the keynote address at the Caribbean Council’s House of Lords Annual Reception. Furthermore, he will also participate in the Guyana Investment Seminar.

The representative of His Royal Highness Prince Charles, Lady Scott, received the President in London.

Moreover, the President is accompanied by the Minister of Tourism, Industry, and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond. Likewise, the CEO of the Guyana Office for Investment, Dr. Peter Ramsaroop, is also part of the delegation.

The Caribbean Council is a London-based trade and investment membership organization. It provides support for “responsible and sustainable private-sector-led investment and development in the Caribbean, Cuba, and Central America.”

Moreover, the Caribbean Council’s House of Lords Annual Reception aims to provide the UK, Caribbean, and Central American countries and companies a platform to connect with their companies in Europe. The Reception welcomes hundreds of guests from the Caribbean politics and business community.

In addition, the attendees include Members of Parliaments, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, UK Foreign Office representatives, UK and Caribbean business leaders and international investors, NGOs, and members of the Caribbean diaspora in the UK.

President Ali will speak on Guyana’s status as the fastest-growing economy globally. He will also highlight the Government’s plans for stimulating and expanding Guyanese traditional sectors, and for attracting inward investment.

Guyana-UK Relations

Guyana gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. Both countries maintain High Commissions in each other’s capitals. Both countries have developed cooperative and cordial ties.

In addition, Guyana and the UK cooperate in various fields including energy, education, economy, culture, and regional issues.

Moreover, Guyana is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Being part of the Caribbean countries, Guyana has cooperated with other English-speaking countries

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