Information (August 11, 2016)
The 3rd edition of Learning Spanish as a Foreign Language was opened on the 10th August, 2016 at the Foreign Service Institute. This initiative is done in collaboration with the Government of Colombia which will see over 50 persons from various public service entities being trained over a 4 month period.
Present at the opening ceremony were (RTL): Ambassador Ronald Austin, Director of the Foreign Service Institute, Professor Nelson Girlado, the course principal and Ms. Sondra Cheong, Foreign Service Officer II with responsibility for Guyana/Colombia Bilateral Relations Information (August 11, 2016)
Vice President & Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl B. Greenidge presenting the Exequatur to Mr. Ramesh Persaud, Honorary Consul to the Repubalic of Poland. Also present to witness the presentation was Director General (ag), Ambassador Audrey Jardine-Waddell Information (June 26, 2016)
H.E. Brigadier (Ret'd) President David Granger and Vice-President & Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Carl B. Greenidge with Guyana's new Heads of Missions at the recently concluded Orientation Programme (June 25, 2016) (from l-r) Vice President & Minister of Foreign Affairs - Carl Greenidge, Dr. Kenrick Hunte - High Commissioner (designate) South Africa, Ms. Barbara Atherly - Consul General (designate) New York, Dr. Shamir Ally - Ambassador (designate) Kuwait, H.E. President David Granger, Dr. Deep Ford - Ambassador (designate) Switzerland, Mr. Michael Ten-Pow - Ambassador (designate) United Nations New York, Dr. David Hales - Ambassador (designate) Belgium, Audrey Jardine-Waddell - Ambassador & Director General (ag) MFA. Absent from the photo is Dr. David Pollard - Ambassador (Designate) India
Press Release (June 11, 2016)
Response by the Government of Guyana to the statements made by the Government of Venezuela with respect to the shooting incident in the Cuyuni River on May 30, 2016
Read Here Information (May 25, 2016)
Press Release (May 20, 2016)
Guyana ratifies Paris Agreement on Climate Change
His Excellency Ambassador George Talbot, Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations, presents the instrument of ratification to Mr. Santiago Villalpando, the Chief of the Treaty Section of the Office of Legal Affairs, in a simple ceremony at the United Nations, New York.
Information (May 19, 2016)
Vice President Carl B. Greenidge signing the book of condolence at the EU Delegation office extending sympathy and solidarity with the people of Belgium on the occasion of the terrorist bombing on the morning of 22 March 2016 at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, which killed several people. The Minister signed the book on his way to Timehri Airport. Looking on is the Chargé d’Affairs of the EU Delegation to Guyana. The Vice-President worked in Brussels for some eight years during his tenure in Belgium as Deputy Secretary General (DSG) and subsequently SG of the ACP Group in Brussels.
Press Release (May 6, 2016)
BILATERAL CONSULTATIONS HELD BETWEEN OFFICIALS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE COOPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA AND OFFICIALS OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF GEORGIA Press Release by the Ministry Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on the Bilateral Consultations held with officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on April 13, 2016
H.E. Mr. David Dondua, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and team in consultations with Hon. Carl B. Greenidge, Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs and team Speech (April 22, 2016)
Address by H.E. Brigadier David Granger on the occasion of the Paris Agreement Signature Ceremony (New York, USA)...
Press Release (April 13, 2016)
Press Release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in response to breach of contract claim by former High Commissioner of Guyana to Canada
Press Release (April 6, 2016)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to announce that approval was received from the respective Governments for the following appointments:
• High Commissioner of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to South Africa - Dr. Kenrick Hunte; • Ambassador of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the United States of America – Dr. Riyad Insanally; • Consul General, Barbados – Mrs. Cita Pilgrim; • Consul General, Boa Vista – Ms. Shirley Melville The List of Heads of Missions appointed so far will now be as follows: Embassies and High Commissions 1. Venezuela - Cheryl Miles 2. Suriname - Keith George 3. Brazil - George Talbot 4. Belgium - David Hales 5. London - Hamley Case 6. Canada - Clarissa Rheil 7. Cuba - Halim Majeed 8. China - Bayney Karran 9. South Africa - Dr. Kenrick Hunte 10. USA - Dr. Riyad Insanally Consulates 1. Nickerie, Suriname - Esther Griffith 2. Boa Vista, Brazil - Shirley Melville 3. Bridgetown, Barbados - Cita Pilgrim New Resource (April 6, 2016) VIDEO
Press Release (March 22, 2016)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to announce that Agrément was received from the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil for the appointment of H.E. Mr. George Wilfred Talbot, as the next resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Federative Republic of Brazil. Mr. Talbot is a career Diplomat who joined the Foreign Service in 1993. He currently serves as the Permanent Representative of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the United Nations, a position he held since January 2012. He is also the current non-resident Ambassador to the State of Israel and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Namibia. Attached hereto is a copy of the Curriculum Vitae of Ambassador George W. Talbot.
Cirrculum Vitae - Ambassador George Wilfred Talbot
New Resource (March 9, 2016)
Fifty years after the completion of the Geneva Agreement and one hundred and sixteen years after an international arbitral tribunal had fully, perfectly and finally determined the boundary between the former colony of British Guiana and Venezuela, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela continues to postulate and inflate.... Continue Reading
Press Release (March 04, 2016)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that Agrément has been received for the following Diplomatic appointments:
1. Mr. Frederick Hamley Case High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
2. Ms Clarissa Sabita Riehl High Commissioner to Canada
3. Ambassador Bayney Karran Ambassador to China
4. Mr. David T. A. Hales Ambassador to Belgium
5. Mr. Halim Majeed Ambassador to Cuba
6. Ms Esther Griffith Consul General, Nickerie
Arrangements are currently being made for the abovementioned persons to take up their respective appointments.
The Ministry wishes to inform also that Ambassador. Ivan Evelyn, former Ambassador of Guyana to Brazil will replace Ms Esther Griffith as the Chief of Protocol
New Resource (February 23, 2016)
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has released the Third Trade Policy Review for Guyana - September 2015. You may view this resource here Links to previous Trade Policy Reviews can be located in the right pane of this page under the heading Foreign Trade
Press Release (February 17, 2016)
This year is the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence. It is not co-incidental that today is also the 50th Anniversary of the Geneva Agreement.... Read More 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Geneva Agreement (February 15, 2016) VIDEO
Statement - February 15, 2016 STATEMENT BY H. E. MR GEORGE TALBOT, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE COOPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA, IN THE OPEN DEBATE OF THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL, UNITED NATION’S HEADQUARTERS
Article (February 14, 2016)
The Road to Geneva - by Ambassador Cedric L. Joseph
Article (February 14, 2016)
50 Years on: The Geneva Agreement - by Ambassador Ronald Austin
Speech (February 11, 2016) VIDEO
Statement delivered to the National Assembly by Hon. Carl Greenidge, Vice-President & Minister of Foreign Affairs - Repudiation of Venezuelan 'Essequibo' Statement
Speech (December 17, 2015)
Letter by Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl B. Greenidge to H.E. Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the 45th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the two nations.
Speech (November 11, 2015)
Address By His Excellency David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Fourth Arab – South American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 11, 2015.
Press Release (October 13, 2015)
Conclusion of Agreement for the Waiver of Visa Requirements for Mutual Visits of Nationals of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Nationals of the Russian Federation Read Here
Press Release (October 11, 2015)
Visit of the Second United Nations Team to Guyana Read Here
Press Release (October 11, 2015)
Stop Over by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Mood Read Here Speech (September 29, 2015)
Statement of His Excellency, Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the 70
session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Press Release (October 1, 2015)
MEETING CHAIRED BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS WITH THEIR EXCELLENCIES THE PRESIDENTS OF GUYANA AND VENEZUELA. Read Here Statement (September 18, 2015) The Statement by the Honourable Carl B. Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs in response to the recent public announcement by H. E. President Nicolas Maduro on Diplomatic appointments ..... Read Here
Information (August 14, 2015)
Misconceptions in Media Reports Relating to the Guyana/Venezuela Controversy
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Malentendidos en Informes de Media de la Controversia de Guyana y Venezuela
Haga clic para Leer en Español Speech (July 13, 2015)
Statement delivered by H.E. Brigadier David A. Granger on the occasion of the MERCOSUR Summit, Brasilia, Brazil.
Press Release (July 13, 2015)
The Honourable Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Mr. Bryan Hunt, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America today signed the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Letter of Agreement Three Point One. Read More Speech (July 13, 2015)
Address by H.E. Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Speech (July 9, 2015)
Address by H.E. Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the 11th Parliament
Speech (July 2, 2015)
Address by H.E. Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana at the Opening Ceremony of the Thirty-Sixth Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Speech (June 16, 2015)
Address by the H.E. Carl B. Greendige, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the 45th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly
Press Release (June 7, 2015)
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has issued a Presidential Decree purporting to annex maritime spaces pertaining to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana under the relevant rules of International Law.
Constitutional Appointments (May 28, 2015)
Hon Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister, First Vice-President
Hon Carl B. Greenidge, 2
nd Vice-President, Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Khemraj Ramjattan, 3
rd Vice-President, Minister of Public Hon Sydney Allicock, 4
th Vice-President, Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Read More
Press Release (April 8, 2015)
Government of Guyana Statement on the political framework agreement reached between the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany and the Islamic Republic of Iran Read Here The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website. Please feel free to send feedback or comments to the Information Systems Unit via Announcement (Mar 27, 2015) email@example.com
Press Release (Mar 25, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to forward for circulation the following text of a Message from His Excellency Donald Ramotar, President of the Republic of Guyana to His Excellency Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore on the passing of the First Prime Minister of Singapore H.E. Lee Kuan Yew Read Here Statement - Mar 25, 2015 The Commonwealth Secretariat Spokesperson today stated that the Secretariat had received an update from Guyana on recent developments concerning the challenge to petroleum exploration within what Guyana maintains to be its exclusive economic zone ..... Read More
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