Guyana establishes joint commissions with African, Asian countries

first_imgGuyana has established joint commissions with several African and Asian countries in its bid to expand its diplomatic connections throughout the world.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge said the initiative was born on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York through meetings between members of the Guyanese delegation and senior Government officials from other countries.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl GreenidgeSome of the countries with which Guyana has entered into joint commissions are Spain, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria, according to the Foreign Affairs Minister.“We would have drawn to their attention the various challenges we have, what our plans are as regards UN, our expectations, what arrangements we would like to have with them in terms of economic diplomacy and what types of cooperation we would want to have with them in terms of educational cooperation, cultural exchanges, the sale of products, opening of markets, and in all those cases, we did agree to establish joint commissions,” Greenidge stated.He explained that each country would appoint teams to meet annually to implement the tasks as agreed upon by the Heads of Government.Thereafter, a review of this process will take place to assess the progress made in strengthening diplomatic relations among the nations involved.Only recently, Guyana entered a joint commission with Trinidad and Tobago as well as Saudi Arabia.Barbados and Guyana have also signed a Third Joint Commission, which is intended to foster cooperation in tourism and other sectors.last_img

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