AG met with the European Union (EU) Ambassador

Today, the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall M.P., met with the European Union (EU) Ambassador, Hon. Fernando Ponz Canto, at the Attorney General’s Chambers.

The Attorney General began the meeting by thanking the Ambassador for the role the EU played during the 2nd March 2020 National and Regional Elections, more specifically, in the battle to ensure that the will of the electorate was respected and that democracy prevailed.

The Ambassador congratulated Minister Nandlall on his appointment as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs and expressed that on a personal level he is very impressed with the Attorney General’s command of the law, especially, in the areas of electoral and constitutional matters.

The Attorney General updated the EU Ambassador on the Government of Guyana’s short-term and long-term plans for development of Guyana. In this regard, Minister Nandlall informed the Ambassador of the Ministry’s plans in the areas of constitutional reform, law reform and electoral reforms. The EU Ambassador endeavoured to assist the Attorney General in these areas, specifically, in the area of citizen security, which the Ambassador pointed out is lacking. Further, the Attorney General informed the Ambassador that Guyana being a budding oil and gas country would require legislative help, since we have little to no legislative framework in place to manage and regulate the sector.

The Ambassador presented the Attorney General with the European Union Election Observation Mission Guyana 2020 Final Report. The Ambassador informed Minister Nandlall that the team would return to Guyana to discuss the Report and to begin the implementation of the recommendations contained therein.

The Ambassador also informed the Attorney General of how happy he is to see the level of inclusivity of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration.

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