As recently appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Karen Cummings settles into her new office, a number of international representatives are recommitting their support to Guyana through Minister Cummings’ ministry.

Among these international representatives is High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency Greg Quinn, who has expressed a common interest in further enhancing relations between Guyana and the UK.

During a courtesy call, High Commissioner Quinn congratulated Minister Cummings on her recent appointment on behalf of UK Foreign Secretary, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP.

During the engagement, Minister Cummings expressed gratitude for the level of support Guyana has received from the UK and noted ongoing areas of collaboration, including healthcare, security reform, infrastructure, and others.

Other issues they discussed were the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM)-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement, infrastructure development projects in Guyana being supported by the UK government, and the recent twinning of Georgetown and Aberdeen, Scotland.

Furthermore, both the High Commissioner and Foreign Affairs Minister expressed satisfaction with the operationalisation of the Guyana-UK Air Services Agreement which was initialised in December 2018. Guyana and the UK established diplomatic relations on May 26, 1966.

Meanwhile, Organization of American States (OAS) Country Representative Jean Ricot Dormeus yesterday also called on Minister Cummings. During that meeting, they also discussed mutual areas of interest, including the upcoming OAS General Assembly which is scheduled to be held next month in Medellin, Colombia. They also discussed ongoing collaboration between Guyana and OAS, specifically the establishment of Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs).

Guyana has been an active participant in the OAS since 1991. Currently, Guyana’s Ambassador to Washington D.C., His Excellency Dr. Riyad Insanally, serves as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the OAS.


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