President, Irfaan Ali disclosed today that his administration has set aside several oil blocks which will be used for strategic “government-to-government” partnerships.

Ali made this disclosure during a joint press conference that was held with British High Commissioner, Jane Miller this morning. Both parties revealed that Guyana no longer needs a visa to visit the UK. This comes into effect from November 9 2022.

Ali was keen to note however that there are plans to expand relations with the UK on oil and gas matters. He said discussions on this front were held with former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson during an April visit to the European territory.

Ali said, “The specific discussion I had with Boris was in relation to energy security for the UK. As you know we have some blocks that we are going to auction off very soon. And we have some blocks that are set aside for what is termed ‘government-to-government partnerships.’ We are looking at all our strategic partners with these blocks.”

The Head of State also noted that once the National Gas Strategy is completed, more opportunities will open up.
He said too that the foregoing matter will be properly distilled at a later date.

Ali said it is his intention to see how the UK can be part of the energy transformation of Guyana.

“Our objective is to place Guyana as a global leader in climate change and environmental services, economic services, and biological services. We must be top tier on this,” expressed Ali, adding that he wants Guyana to be a leader in food and energy security.


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