High Commissioner of India Calls on Foreign Secretary

December 5, 2019 – His Excellency K. J. Srinivasa, Resident High Commissioner for the Republic of India to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, today paid an initial courtesy call on Foreign Secretary, the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, during which they discussed the further enhancement of relations between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary Greenidge emphasized the long-standing relationship between Guyana and India and noted that collaboration through international fora such as the Non-Aligned Movement further cemented relations.

Dr. K. J. Srinivasa shared that India was hoping to enhance relations particularly in the areas of trade and value-added production.  Furthermore, India had been working to foster cooperation with Guyanese agencies in agriculture, capacity-building, and coastal management.

Guyana and India have collaborated in the areas of infrastructure, energy, information and communications technology (ICT), and agriculture along with the granting of a number of scholarships and training programmes offered to Guyanese through the India Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme. The High Commissioner noted that he would like to see an increase in the number of scholarship opportunities available to Guyanese nationals.

Guyana and India continue to share strong bilateral ties since the establishment of diplomatic relations on May 26, 1966.