Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge yesterday met with US Assistant Secretary of State, Roberta Jacobson during which the two sides agreed to boost bilateral cooperation and the fight against drugs.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today noted that this was the highest level contact between the two countries since the APNU+AFC government entered office.
Held in Washington, DC the statement said the meeting also agreed on deepening Guyana’s democratic processes. The release said that Greenidge underscored the new government’s determination to “improve the climate for business and investment” as well as to pursue cooperation in energy and security.
“The two officials also pledged to work to promote regional peace, security and stability in the wake of a new territorial claim by Venezuela following the recent discovery of oil in Guyana’s maritime area by the ExxonMobil corporation”, the statement added.
Greenidge also expressed his belief that the two countries are set for a “much more cooperative and productive phase in their bilateral relationship”.