Guyana is hoping to partner with the Republic of Chile to develop a Food Security Authority as Guyana is aggressively pursuing a food security drive.
President Irfaan Ali attended Chile’s 212th Independence anniversary celebration on Tuesday evening at Marriott Hotel, where he delivered remarks and highlighted this suggestion.
During his speech, President Ali said the establishment of this agency would be integral to the modernisation of the agri-food system in Guyana and the Caribbean region.
According to the President, once fully established, “the Authority will contribute in no small measure to Guyana’s positioning as a producer and exporter of food of the highest quality.”
Guyana and Chile established diplomatic relations in 1971, and the Head of State said strong ties of friendship and cooperation have been established, which further advanced through the arrival of the Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, Juan Manuel Pino Vásquez.
President Ali expressed Guyana’s appreciation of the support provided by Chile in the area of port security and other initiatives that are mutually beneficial to both nations.
According to the President, the South American nation stands as a proud democracy and one of the more stable and prosperous nations on the continent.
“Guyana and Chile are also strongly committed to the values of democracy, the respect of human rights, and fundamental freedoms, the rule of law, to the holding of these values at the hemispheric and global values.”