Chinese Foreign Minister due to visit Guyana at weekend

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Press Release – Monday, September 17, 2018

The State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Wang Yi, is expected to lead a delegation on a visit to Guyana on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September.

The State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Wang Yi

The Chinese Foreign Minister is scheduled to meet with His Excellency President David Granger, and Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Carl Greenidge, to exchange views on bilateral cooperation and to discuss areas of mutual interest.

Guyana and China have maintained a vibrant programme of mutually beneficial cooperation through frequent and diverse activities, including successful exchange visits at the highest level over the past four and a half decades. The two States established diplomatic relations on June 27, 1972.

Mr. Wang Yi was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2013. Since joining the Chinese Foreign Service after completing his studies at the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute in 1982, he has held a number of posts, including as Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Ambassador to Japan.

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