Attorney General meets with India’s High Commissioner to Guyana
DPI, Guyana, Thursday, August 13, 2020
Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Hon. Mohabir Anil Nandlall, on Wednesday, met with the High Commissioner of India to Guyana, His Excellency, Dr. K. J. Srinivasa, at the Attorney General’s Chambers and Ministry of Legal Affairs.
According to the Attorney General, the two officials discussed various ways in which the Government of Guyana and the Government of India can continue to deepen relations and cooperation to the mutual benefit of their citizens.
“I thanked the Indian Government for the financial, technical and other support they have given to Guyana over the years and expressed the hope that this support will increase over the coming years,” AG Nandlall stated on his Facebook page last evening.
The Attorney General relayed that the High Commissioner was informed about the two countries shared common areas in jurisprudence and law, as was reflected in the many Indian cases cited by all parties in the recent spate of cases following the 2nd March 2020 elections.
He also expressed the hope that Guyana could benefit from law books and legal literature emanating out of India. The Attorney General also recalled that, in the past, Indian legal experts served in the Attorney General’s Chambers in various capacities and expressed the hope that this initiative can be resumed.
According to the Attorney General, the High Commissioner committed to working closely with Guyana’s Government, and the Ministry of Legal Affairs, in exploring all avenues of cooperation.
During the meeting, The Attorney General was informed of the numerous scholarship programmes available to Guyanese, as well as training, in various areas, including, law. He was also informed of the Information Technology programme, sponsored by the Government of India, that is being offered at the University of Guyana (UG) for over a year.
The programme is free and young Guyanese are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities available.