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Information (November 23, 2016)

H.E. Ambassador David Hales just after presenting his letters of credence to His Royal Highness King Philippe as Guyana's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Belgium on October 4, 2016 at the Royal Palace of Brussels


Information (November 17, 2016)

Culture Day at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The participants in Cultural event are seen here on the lawns of Ramphal House along with Professor Nelson


On November the 17th last a most colorful event was held in the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The students who are participants in the Spanish Language and Culture Course mounted a cultural exhibition which showcased the food, dress, drinks, cigars, and wines, from 13 Latin Countries including; Venezuela, Cuba, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. The exhibition was part of the course and it was the idea of Professor Nelson Giraldo, who is its Instructor. Each country had a booth above which was its national flag. As can be seen from the pictures this was a memorable and well organized event. In putting the entire event together Professor Nelson was ably assisted by Ms Malini Da Silva, the Programme officer of the Foreign Service Institute.


Press Release (October 31, 2016)

Commencement of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) Application Processing System (CAPS) Read Here


Information (October 27, 2016)

His Excellency Ambassador George Talbot just after presenting his Letters of Credence to H.E. Michel Temer, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil.


Information (October 25, 2016)

His Excellency President David Granger during an official State Visit to the Republic of Chile held bilateral talks with his counterpart, Her Excellency President Michelle Bachelet which saw the inking of the Open Skies Air Services Agreement and the Reciprocal Visa Abolition Agreement. The Agreements were signed by Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Guyana and Chile: Hon. Carl B. Greenidge and Hon. Heraldo Muñoz at El Palacio de la Moneda in Santiago on October 24, 2016.    Read Here


Press Release (October 25, 2016)

Hon. Minister of Finance, Mr. Winston Jordan with Director General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission

Guyana receives over 24 Million Euros from the European Union under the Accompanying Measures Programme for sugar

On Tuesday October 25, 2016, Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission and Finance Minister Winston Jordan signed documents triggering the release to Guyana of over 24,424,000 Euros. This sum is related to the Action Programme adopted by Guyana in the context of the Accompanying Measures Programme (AMP) for Sugar established by the European Union. The EU had suspended disbursements to Guyana following the Prorogation of Parliament by former President Donald Ramotar.   Read Here


Notice (October 21, 2016)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to categorically state that a post appearing on Facebook today, 21 October 2016, insinuating that Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Carl B. Greenidge, had been the subject of an arrest while pursuing the Government of Guyana’s business overseas, is utterly false.

The Ministry wishes to emphatically state that neither had the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs ever carried, or been arrested with any drugs or any illegal substance in the USA or anywhere else.

As a matter of fact, while this puerile Facebook post was being circulated yesterday, the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs was actually on his way back from representing the Government of Guyana at a ministerial meeting of the Organization of Islamic States in Uzbekistan.

Vice President Greenidge, has since dismissed the Facebook story as malicious and apparently politically motivated.


Information (October 20, 2016)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, H.E. Bayney Karran presented to H.E. President Xi Jinping, the Letter of Credence accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the People’s Republic of China and the Letter of Recall of his Predecessor.


Press Release (October 13, 2016, released: Oct 6th, 2016)

H.E. Ambassador Halim Majeed addresses the gahtering in Havana, Cuba on the event of the 40th Anniversary of the 1976 Terrorist Bombing of Cubana Flight CU-455. To the left is a Monument unveiled in rememberance of the 73 victims of this disaster.

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Press Release (October 11, 2016)

Guyana's Ambassador to the United Nations Organisations (Geneva), Dr. J. R. Deep Ford presenting his credentials to Director General Michael Moller at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

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Information (October 4, 2016)

H.E. Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa congratulating H.E. Dr. Cyril Kenrick Hunte shortly after presenting his credentials as Guyana's High Commissioner at the Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential Guess House, Bryntirion Estate, Pretoria South Africa.


Press Release (September 23, 2016)

Honourable Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and His Excellency Mr. Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic after the signing on the margins of the 71st UNGA

Guyana and the Kyrgyz Republic established diplomatic relations on Friday, September 23, 2016 with the signature of a Joint Communiqué in the margins of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Read Here


Press Release (September 21, 2016)

Guyana's new High Commissioner H.E. Dr. David G. Pollard, presents his credentials to H.E. Pranab Mukherjee, President of the Republic of India at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Press Release (September 20, 2016)

H.E. Barack Obama, President of the United States of America and Dr. Riyad Insanally, recently appointed Ambassador of Guyana to the United States

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Press Release (August 22, 2016)

Rudolph Michael Ten-Pow (right), new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Guyana to the United Nations with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon following the presentation of his credentials at the United Nations Headquarters in New York

Ambassador Rudolph Michael Ten-Pow was today accredited as the Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Guyana to the United Nations

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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  Read Here




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 Read Here




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)...Read Here






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  Read Here


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)


 


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)


 


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  Read More


 


Article (February 14, 2016)
The Road to Geneva - by Ambassador Cedric L. Joseph Read Here


 


Article (February 14, 2016)
50 Years on: The Geneva Agreement - by Ambassador Ronald Austin Read Here


 


Speech (February 11, 2016)
Statement delivered to the National Assembly by Hon. Carl Greenidge, Vice-President & Minister of Foreign Affairs - Repudiation of Venezuelan 'Essequibo' Statement Read Here


 


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. Read Here


 


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. Read Here


 


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 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Read Here


 


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

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Speech (July 13, 2015)

Statement delivered by H.E. Brigadier David A. Granger on the occasion of the MERCOSUR Summit, Brasilia, Brazil. Read Here


 


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 Read Here


 


Speech (July 9, 2015)

Address by H.E. Brigadier David Granger, MSS, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the 11th Parliament Read Here


 


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. Read Here


 


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 Read Here


 


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. Read More

 


Constitutional Appointments (May 28, 2015)
    1. Hon Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister, First Vice-President
    2. Hon Carl B. Greenidge, 2nd Vice-President, Minister of Foreign Affairs
    3. Hon Khemraj Ramjattan, 3rd Vice-President, Minister of Public
    4. Hon Sydney Allicock, 4th Vice-President, Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs 
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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






Announcement (Mar 27, 2015) 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 webmaster@minfor.gov.gy
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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