Ambassador of the United States of America to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, today paid a courtesy call on newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings.

During the meeting, Ambassador Lynch congratulated the Foreign Affairs Minister, who previously held the post of Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, on her appointment. The two also discussed areas of ongoing cooperation and of mutual interest.

Guyana and the United States have continued to maintain a high level of bilateral cooperation since the establishment of diplomatic relations on August 15, 1966.

Ambassador Lynch, whose predecessor was Ambassador Perry Holloway, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019.

She was sworn in on January 11. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). She has also served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for LAC; USAID Mission Director in Iraq; and the Director of the Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs in USAID’s Middle East Bureau.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Lynch has been with USAID since 1993, and served overseas in Bangladesh, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq. In Washington, she has served in the regional bureaus of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, and the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA). She has received numerous awards, including USAID’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Agency’s highest performance award, for her service in Afghanistan and OAPA.

The Ambassador also comes with a sound international relations background.


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