Guyana to host CARICOM 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting

GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been allocated $5.2B in the 2017 National budget  to boost Foreign Policy, Economic Diplomacy, and Diaspora Relations.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Road, Georgetown

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Road, Georgetown

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan announced that in February next year, Guyana will be chairing the 28th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

The meeting will seek to address “critical regional issues, including the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).”

Jordan pointed out that at the multilateral level, within the framework of development cooperation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP-EU), “Guyana will examine the option of pursuing an E-Visa regime, which is expected to reduce the cost of and improve access to visa applications and processing for foreigners wanting to visit the country.”

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan during the presentation of the 2017 National budget

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan during the presentation of the 2017 National budget

The  government, Minister Jordan said, “will also, continue exploring new options and avenues for growth and development, while we continue to engage our partners in critical issues such as human rights, democracy, environmental sustainability, trade, and investment at various multilateral  fora, including UNASUR, Mercosur, and the United Nations.”

By Zanneel Williams

 

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