Pompeo’s Visit Extremely Important, Says Pres. Ali

(DPI, 14.Sep.2020) — His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has described United States (US) Secretary of State, Mr. Michael Pompeo’s imminent visit to Guyana as “extremely important” and timely as the country continues to work towards strengthening bilateral relations.

During a recent interview with the News Room, the Head of State said the US was a key partner in Guyana’s development, adding that there were many issues globally and regionally, which require attention.

“I think his visit is at a key time especially when as a country, we are exploring various initiatives in accessing capital, ensuring that we have capital that is not only accessible but cheap capital or low-interest capital. We also have a transformative agenda that we want all to be involved in.”

— President Mohamed Irfaan Ali

Some of the areas of interest expected to be discussed include climate change, private sector collaboration, local content, biodiversity, democracy and freedom, as well as security and tackling the drug trade.

Mr. Pompeo is expected to visit Guyana on 17-18 September 2020. He will be the highest-ranking US official to visit the country.

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By Anara Khan, Department of Public Information (DPI)