President Ramotar meets UAE Prime Minister – boosting joint cooperation discussed

Georgetown, GINA, November 18, 2013

President Donald Ramotar met Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for talks while on a visit to Dubai on November 18.

According to the Khaleej Times of Dubai, the two officials discussed bilateral relations in various fields and boosting joint cooperation in various areas. Among them were youth training, tourism, sea and airports, and roads for which President Ramotar sought the UAE’s support.

President Donald Ramotar and Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in Dubai (photo courtesy Khaleej Times)

On this note Shaikh Mohammed affirmed that the UAE would be willing to place its experiences, potential and development experiment at service of friendly countries regardless of the geographical location.

He also conceded to the idea of offering UAE’s technical assistance on training youth in Guyana.

The delegation from the host country included Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and, Chairman of Emirates Group Abdul Rahman bin, Minister of Health Mohammed Al Owais, Minister of State, Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi and other senior officials.

Only a month ago Minister of Health in the UAE Abdulrahman Alowais visited Guyana for a meeting with President Ramotar for brief talks on cooperation in the commercial sector.

The UAE is located southeast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran.

Its foreign relations are considered liberal and have encouraged diplomatic and commercial cooperation with other countries. The economy has been ranked favourably over the years.

Guyana and the UAE are both members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), an international body with permanent membership in the United Nations (UN) that advocates the interest of the Islamic world and also peace and harmony.


Former President Bharrat Jagdeo had visited the UAE during a frontier quest to the Middle East a few years ago.


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