More bilateral partners briefed on govt’s plans
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, December 2, 2019
The government has met with and briefed representatives of CARICOM and other bilateral partners on its plans following the no-confidence vote of December 21 last. The meeting took place earlier today at the Ministry of the Presidency.
Government’s delegation comprised Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge.
According to Minister Greenidge, the foreign dignitaries were briefed on government’s position, following the December 21 vote, and assured of its efforts to maintain stability even as it prepares to attend a sitting of the National Assembly.
“They had a few questions. Implications of the vote as we see it and what actions the government is proposing to take. We also indicated that there is to be, as agreed, of course, a sitting of the House tomorrow afternoon and that is to look at what the Speaker has to say about the consequences of the vote which was an undertaking he gave at the last sitting and also to look at other matters on the order paper, which spans a range of things.”
Meanwhile, Minister Greenidge says the government is prepared to approach the Court of Law for an interpretation if the Speaker of the House rules contrary to its expectations.
“My understanding is that government can send the matter or ask the court to look at any issue it likes as soon as it is ready, and I think they are ready right now to explore the options that are available similarly, of course, the opposition can do the same,” Minister Greenidge said.
Government’s delegation met with Secretary General of CARICOM Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, Ambassadors Alexander Kurmaz of Russia, Cui Jianchun of China, and Narciso Reinaldo Armador Socorro of Cuba, High Commissioner Venkatachalam Mahalingam of India and Ronaldo Veira, Charge de Affairs of the Brazilian Embassy.
Images: Keno George.