Press Release on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Kyrgyz Republic

04 Oct

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.


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. The Communiqué was signed by the Honourable Carl Greenidge, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and His Excellency Mr. Erlan Abdyldaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Communiqué now provides a framework for Guyana and the Kyrgyz Republic to begin exploring areas of mutual interest. Minister Greenidge expressed his satisfaction with this step taken by the two countries noting that the Communiqué would allow for more bilateral interaction including economic cooperation. The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic in echoing these sentiments said that his Government is interested in having a mutually supportive relationship with Guyana.

The Kyrgyz Republic is located in Central Asia and was part of the Soviet Union before gaining independence in 1991. The country is rich in natural resources and has vast potential for the development of industrial production, hydropower, agriculture and tourism.

The establishment of diplomatic relations with the Kyrgyz Republic is part of the wider thrust of the Government of Guyana to pursue new partnerships with the aim of advancing the country’s economic growth and development.

Permanent Mission of Guyana to the UN
New York

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