Guyana Embassy staff in China at the presentation of the Award.
Guyana was awarded the trophy for Best Showcase at the “Second Colourful World Cultural Exhibition of Countries along the Belt and Road” at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing, China from September 11 to 13 this year.
His Excellency Bayney Karran, Guyana’s Ambassador to China, explained that the Guyana booth won the prize as it was the most informative during the exhibition.
The Embassy’s booth featured Guyanese craft, local products, traditional garb, photographs, books and information material. Among the locally manufactured goods exhibited were sauces, condiments, coffee and sugar. Fresh produce from Guyana that is readily accessible in China was also on display. Further, cultural performances were held during which Guyanese colleagues sang some national and folk songs.
About 75 countries participated in the event.
On 27 June in the year 1972, Guyana became the first English-speaking Caribbean country to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China, a relationship which continues to grow in mutual areas of interest.
November 23, 2017
Public Diplomacy Department
Ministry of Foreign Affairs