Ambassador of Guyana to the United States, Dr Riyad Insanally, recently emphasised the economic prospects that Guyana now offers with the discovery of vast oil and gas reserves offshore. His remarks in this regard were forthcoming as he delivered the keynote address at a private networking luncheon in Washington, D.C.
During the event, which was organised by the Washington Inter-Governmental Professional Group and attended by representatives of diplomatic missions, United States Government agencies and the private sector, Ambassador Insanally highlighted the potential for partnerships and investment.
He explained that these were available in areas such as downstream industrial activity, renewable energy, infrastructural development, information and communications technologies, transportation services, and ecotourism. He further noted that the time was ripe for greater United States and international public and private sector interest in supporting Guyana’s transformation.
His remarks were framed around the theme, “Guyana on the Cusp of Change”.
Ambassador Insanally also used the opportunity to update attendees on Guyana’s legal and diplomatic response to the Guyana/Venezuela controversy, emphasising that Guyana placed its faith in diplomacy and the rule of international law.