Greenidge retained as Advisor on Borders  

DPI, Guyana, Monday, August 17, 2020

Former Foreign Secretary, Mr. Carl Greenidge, will remain as Advisor on Borders, after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) matter concludes.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Hugh Todd, during a virtual meeting with the Department of Public Information (DPI), on Monday, evening made the disclosure.

“He is passionate about sovereignty; he understands our issues, and he is going to give us much-needed guidance on how we further our agenda in terms of dealing with Venezuela and Suriname.” 

Minister Todd noted that the former Foreign Secretary is pleased to be on board to provide support and advice on border-related issues.

“He is very happy to remain on board and see this process through and continue to strengthen our advocacy on our territorial integrity.” 

Earlier Monday evening, the Foreign Affairs Minister announced several key appointments in his Ministry.

“The individuals identified will help to bolster the Ministry’s foreign relations, technical and administrative capacity, as well as serve to strengthen my ministerial mandate.”

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Carolyn Rodrigues-Burkett, has been identified for the post of Guyana’s Ambassador to the United Nations (UN). She will also take up the Chair of the G-77 + China. Former Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud, will assume the role of Foreign Secretary, while Ambassador Audrey Waddell will be appointed Permanent Secretary.

Minister Todd noted that former Minister Rodrigues-Burkett’s appointment is “vital” as her selection will add much value to Guyana’s participation at the UN level. He stated that the persons identified will soon take up their posts and extended congratulations on their appointments.