Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana Carl Greenidge and External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj. (Source: Ministry of External Affairs, India)
- The 2nd Vice President and the Foreign Minister of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Mr. Carl B. Greenidge paid an official visit to New Delhi from January 29 to February 2, 2018. He was accompanied by a 4-member delegation including the Minister of Natural Resources and the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. India and Guyana will complete 50 years of their full diplomatic relations this year.
- During his meeting with Hon’ble External Affairs Minster of India, EAM referred to the historical and multifaceted ties between the two sides. The subsequent discussions focused on further strengthening India-Guyana bilateral relations, through cooperation in capacity building, promotion of business and trade, enhancement of people to people contact, cooperation on pharmaceuticals, sharing India’s experience in Information Technology by setting up IT Centres of Excellence in Georgetown. Views were also exchanged on regional and multilateral issues such as climate change, solar alliance and UNSC reforms. Foreign Minister Greenidge will also have discussions with the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and MoS for Renewable Energy for further strengthening trade between the two countries.
- Three Memorandums of Understanding, namely, Renewable Energy, Cultural Exchange Programme and Framework Agreement on International Solar Alliance were signed. Guyanese delegation also presented the Instrument of Ratification of the International Solar Alliance.
January 30, 2018
(Sourced from The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India– January 30, 2018)