PRIME MINISTER OF THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA CALLS ON THE PRESIDENT
Rashtrapati Bhavan : 07.02.2024
The Prime Minister of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, H. E. Brigadier (Retd.) Mark Phillips called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (February 7, 2024).
Welcoming Prime Minister Phillips and his delegation, the President said that despite being geographically distant, India and Guyana are connected by virtue of our colonial past; our diverse and multicultural societies; and the strong bonds of culture, traditions and language with the sizeable Indian diaspora community that has made Guyana its home for nearly two centuries.
The President said that there is a need to further diversify our bilateral trade basket. There is also immense potential to improve collaboration in the fields of Ayurveda, bio-fuels and agriculture - especially in millets. She added that by working together in these areas, we can address the challenges posed by climate change and by food insecurity.
She congratulated Guyana on assuming the rotating Presidency of CARICOM, as well as this month’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council. As leading members of the Global South, she said that both our countries are string advocates for reformed multilateralism.
The President also appreciated Guyana’s efforts and leadership in the areas of climate change, green energy, and sustainable development.