Dr. Peter Ramsaroop, Chief Investment Officer of Guyana, spearheaded the country’s delegation at the 9th India-Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Conclave set to be held in New Delhi from August 3-5, 2023.
The India-LAC Conclave is a crucial diplomatic and economic platform that bridges India with LAC countries, fostering partnerships across multiple sectors like trade, investment, technology, and culture. Representatives from over 11 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean participated in the event this year.
After an inaugural plenary discussing “Advancing Economic Partnerships for Sustainable Growth,” a country-focused session was dedicated to Guyana under Dr. Ramsaroop’s leadership. President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali virtually addressed the conclave, emphasizing the rich potential in the Guyana-India relationship and prospects for expanded investment opportunities.
Dr. Ramsaroop for his part used the platform to shine a spotlight on Guyana’s diverse economy. From its rich natural resources to advanced technology, he showcased Guyana as an attractive hub for investment, encouraging collaboration among India, Latin America, and the Caribbean nations.
In his address, Dr. Ramsaroop highlighted the importance of strategic partnerships, viewing them as catalysts for accelerated economic growth and development. He underscored Guyana’s role in building global sectors, and its leadership in food security, climate services, and energy.
Dr. Frank Anthony, Guyana’s Health Minister, also delivered a keynote address at the event. He used the opportunity to elaborate on progress being made in Agriculture, Healthcare, Technology, and Infrastructure. His focus then turned towards research, pharmaceuticals, and innovative technology solutions that India offers, suggesting potential areas for collaboration.
Captain Gerry Gouveia, the National Security Advisor at the Office of the President, added to the dialogue with insights on Guyana’s stance on national security. He underlined the need for security collaboration between Guyana and India, as a key element to uphold peace and stability.
The delegation from Guyana was also joined by Kester Hudson, President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, representatives from the Private Sector Commission, and the Guyana India Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Various members of the Guyana private sector, including the Guyana-India Business Council, were in attendance too.