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Guyana signs Economic Partnership Arrangement with the UK

L-R: Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd, UK High Commissioner Jane Miller and UK Trade Commissioner for Latin America and the Caribbean Jonathan Knott

Guyana has signed an economic partnership arrangement with the British Trade Mission to Guyana that will facilitate further investment and partnerships between the two nations.

The British Trade Mission to Guyana is a partnership between the Department for International Trade of the British High Commission, the Caribbean Council and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). Its aim is to increase growth in trade and investment between Britain and Guyana.

His Majesty’s Trade Commissioner (HMTC) for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jonathan Knott said the inking of this Economic Partnership Arrangement will give the UK and opportunity to help Guyana achieve its missions.

“We share your ambition for Guyana to build its capacity and capability. We share your vision for Guyana to become a hub for investment and the Caribbean gateway to Latin and South America. We share your vision for excellent services in healthcare and education for the people of Guyana. We share your vision around food security for the Caribbean.”

British High Commissioner to Guyana Jane Miller said this agreement serves to deepen the longstanding cooperation that already exists with Guyana.

“This is a day we’re going to be signing a partnership agreement which is about deepening an already great and strong relationship in this beautiful and exciting country.

“The call to us was to develop an ambitious partnership between the UK and Guyana and deepen the work we are already doing.”

The Delegation has been in Guyana for three days engaging the local private sector in areas of trade as well as investment opportunities within several sectors inclusive of infrastructure, education, manufacturing, and development.

The delegation comprises of 11 British companies ranging from education, manufacturing & infrastructure, and various services.

Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh assured that this will lead to an abundance of opportunities across the various sector for the people of Guyana.

“We want more world-class companies, world-class producers of goods, and world-class providers of services present in Guyana and we anticipate and look forward to as many of those coming from the United Kingdom.”


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