China hands over military aid to army
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China yesterday presented equipment valued 5M RMB (over US$819,000) to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF).
Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Zhang Limin presented the keys to some of the equipment, which includes an excavator, an ambulance, front-end loaders and inflatable boats with engine, to President Donald Ramotar at a brief ceremony held yesterday morning at Base Camp Ayanganna. The president then handed over the equipment to GDF Chief of Staff Brigadier Mark Phillips. Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett also attended the event.
A Government Information Agency (GINA) report said the presentation was made following Tuesday’s signing of a military aid agreement totalling 30M RMB (approximately US$4.8M) between the two militaries as China’s 2014 assistance. In his address, the president said Guyana values its relationship with the People’s Republic of China and appreciates the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.