Guyana and China reaffirm strong bilateral ties
April 25, 2020 – Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Dr. Karen Cummings, recently thanked Ambassador of The People’s Republic of China, His Excellency Cui Jianchun, for his country’s commitment to Guyanese for the tangible assistance it provided to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana as it prepared to address the COVID19 pandemic.
Moreover, Dr. Cummings relayed to the Chinese Ambassador that President David Granger and the Government of Guyana were very mindful of the decades long friendship between the two States. Furthermore, she emphasized that the relationship was based on shared values and a common vision for the prosperity of the citizens of both countries.
Dr. Cummings recalled that over almost five decades, the two States had maintained and strengthened a vibrant and mutually beneficial partnership through cooperation in a number of areas as well as during high level visits culminating in that of State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, His Excellency Wang Yi, to Guyana on 21 and 22 September 2018. Also, Guyana benefitted from projects such as the Rehabilitation of the Arthur Chung Conference Centre and the extension of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, among others.
Meanwhile, Dr. Cummings assured the Chinese Ambassador that Guyana would continue to work towards further strengthening the deep rooted and robust relations that existed between the two States. In turn, Ambassador Cui Jianchun committed to continuing to build on the cordial relationship the two countries had been enjoying so far.
This year, the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and The People’s Republic of China will celebrate 48 years of diplomatic relations on 21 June.