Press Release – International business leaders meet Acting President

Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips, who is performing the functions of President, this morning, met with a representative of the Dubai Ports World, His Excellency Patrice Trovoada and a representative of Export Trading Group (ETG), Dr Antonio Poncioni Merian.

Reflecting on the meeting, the visiting delegates said that it helped them to understand Government’s policies on developing their role as possible investors.

Trovoada, a former Prime Minister of African Island nation the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, said the briefing was “an opportunity to get an impression and guidance from the Prime Minister, which is going to enlighten our thoughts to help us to build a strong proposal to support Guyana’s development policy.”

Meanwhile Dr. Merian said he was impressed with the direction of the Government.

“It was very interesting to hear from the Prime Minister, what the plan is in terms of furthering the inclusion and economic development of the country.  We understand the challenges are quite significant, but there is a very strong political will to get things done and to deliver results to the population.”

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