Foreign Minister and Ambassador of China Discuss Enh anced Cooperation and Coronavirus

February 6, 2020 – Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Co -operative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Cui Jianchun today, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Dr. Karen Cummings to discuss enhancement of bilateral cooperation and the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

IMG_0663The Foreign Minister lauded the Government of China for the work being done to contain the further spread of the coronavirus. Guyana hoped to implement a similar model, she noted. Ambassador Jianchun then informed Minister Cummings that two Guyanese students in Wuhan were receiving assistance from the Government of China.

Further, they discussed increased people to people interactions at both the gover nment and private sector levels.

Dr. Cummings also used the opportunity to update the Chinese Ambassador on

Guyana’s Decade of Development: 2020-2029, specifically as it related to economic growth, infrastructural development, healthcare and education.

Guyana and China established diplomatic relations on June 27, 1972 and continue to maintain a vibrant programme of cooperation.

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