Guyanese and Indonesian Foreign Ministers meet – keen to strengthen relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, May 22, 2018

During a recent meeting, the Honourable Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Retno Marsudi, Indonesia’s first woman Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed a common interest in strengthening bilateral relations between the two States.

“Guyana is keen on strengthening its cooperation on the political, economic and commercial front in areas of preservation of the environment, energy, agro-processing, scholarship offers and trade and investment,” Minister Greenidge said.

Further, Minister Marsudi shared her country’s commitment to further strengthen relations with Guyana through increased trade relations and technical cooperation.

Guyana and Indonesia established formal diplomatic relations on 27 August 1999 and have collaborated in international fora such as the Non-Aligned Movement, the G-77 and China, and the United Nations, among other areas.

During the meeting, Minister Greenidge also used the opportunity to express condolences, on behalf of the Government of Guyana, on the loss of lives in recent terrorist attacks in Indonesia. “Terrorism is a problem that affects everyone, thus there is an urgent need to strengthen international cooperation among states to fight against transnational organized crimes,” he stressed.

 

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