US continues to be one of Guyana’s most significant trade and investment partners – Pres. Granger

– US 243rd Independence anniversary celebrated

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 13, 2019

On the 243rd Independence anniversary of the United States of America (USA), His Excellency, President David Granger noted that Guyana and the USA have shared excellent relations since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties in August 1966.

During his address at the celebration held at the US Ambassador’s residence on Friday evening, the Head of State expressed appreciation for the collaborative programmes, which have contributed to the nation’s development and social change. He also noted over the years, the US has continued to be one of Guyana’s most significant trade and investment partners.

“Initiatives such as the Maternal Child Survival Programme; the Strengthening of the Criminal Justice System; and numerous USAID, governance and security training programmes offered to our Defence and Police Forces… these all augment our human resource capacity and have been invaluable to Guyana’s development,” the president said.

The president added that Guyanese are bound by history, kinship and friendship to the USA, the largest economy and the third-largest country in the world.

This friendship, he said, was founded on five principles. These are, the mutual non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for international law and treaties and the maintenance of international peace and security.

The Head of State further expressed that “Guyana looks forward to continued cooperation with the USA as we advance towards securing a better life for all our people in the western hemisphere and the Caribbean.”

In brief remarks, US Ambassador to Guyana, Sara-Ann Lynch said the US will continue to be a determined partner in Guyana’s development. “Our partnership will continue to thrive and be successful with strong US and Guyanese leadership.”

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