Outgoing Indian High Commissioner pays courtesy call on President
Georgetown, GINA, January 31, 2014
President Donald Ramotar was paid a courtesy call on Thursday, by the outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Guyana Puran Mal Meena. The meeting saw the Head of State and High Commissioner Meena recommitting to the continuation of the two countries’ historical relationship and the further enhancement of various areas of cooperation.
High Commissioner Meena was accredited on May 30, 2012 and replaced Subit Kumar Mandal.
The new Indian High Commissioner to Guyana is Venkatachalam Mahalingam, a career diplomat.
The world’s largest democracy has contributed much to Guyana’s development and through its line of credit for various projects such as the Guyana National Stadium at Providence and the Specialty Hospital that will be constructed soon. Further cooperation between the two countries in the examination of the production of energy and electricity through bio-mass of agriculture waste is planned.
President Donald Ramotar gets farewell call from outgoing Indian High Commissioner Mr Puran Mal Meena
Guyana has also benefitted immensely from the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme in areas such as education, provision of equipment, Transmission and Broadcasting, Legal, Disaster Management, Coconut, Spices and Institutional Development.
Scholarships have also been granted to Guyanese nationals in the fields of Hydrology, Engineering, Cyber Technology, Management, Education, Agriculture, Horticulture, Banking and Financial Services, Environment Protection, and Public Management among others.