Guyana continues to expand int’l relations
― Lesotho High Commissioner accredited
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Guyana continues to expand its international relations as His Excellency, President David Granger this morning accepted the letters of credence from the High Commissioner to Guyana from the Kingdom of Lesotho, His Excellency, Ralechate Mokose.
During brief remarks, the Head of State noted that the two nations have enjoyed cordial relations for forty years since countries establishing diplomatic relations on 25 August 1979. The relations, he said, are founded on mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for treaties and international law and the maintenance of regional peace and security. The president said the government is eager to build on these bilateral ties.
“Guyana is keen on discussing and developing ways in which we can improve relations between our two countries, especially in trade, investment, agriculture and energy,” he said.
The two countries share common views and are consistent advocates on various global issues such as maintaining international peace and security and adapting to the threat of climate change.
As such, President Granger used the opportunity to highlight Guyana’s transition towards the establishment of a ‘Green State’ and explained that it allows for a more effective response to the challenges posed by climate change.
He added that the country looks “forward to sharing experiences in building climate-resilient economies and collaborating on important developmental issues such as education, the environment, the economy, the eradication of poverty and the improvement of the livelihood of our people.”
High Commissioner Ralechate Mokose expressed his nation’s interest in furthering bilateral cooperation with Guyana.
“Being the first-ever High Commissioner of the Kingdom of Lesotho to Guyana since our established relations, I feel it a great privilege for me to be accorded an opportunity to kick start our bilateral cooperation since the inception of our diplomatic relations.”
President Granger congratulated the High Commissioner on his appointment and assured of the Coalition Government’s commitment to cooperation during his tenure.