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GUYANA | Granger committed to continued good relations with United States

Featured US Ambassador Sara-Ann Lynch and President David Granger share a toast for the US’s 243rd Independence anniversary. US Ambassador Sara-Ann Lynch and President David Granger share a toast for the US’s 243rd Independence anniversary.
Georgetown, Guyana, June 28, 2020 – Against the background of continued pressure from the Organization of American States and the United States of America for him to concede the presidency, despite the fact that the elections are still the subject of legal challenges,  President David Granger has reaffirmed Guyana’s commitment to Western Hemispheric values and to the furtherance of mutual goals and ideals.

In a statement last night, president Granger emphasised that the United States of America is a friend and has worked closely with Guyana over several decades through several organisations such as The Carter Center, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US Agency for International Development (USAID), among others.

“Guyana is part of the Western Hemisphere. We have very cordial relations with the United States from defence, economy and security points of view,” the President said. Guyana, together with other Caribbean states, cooperates with the US Southern Command through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), which is aimed at combating drug trafficking and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security.

President Granger made it clear that Guyana’s strategic interests in the Western Hemisphere were not in jeopardy. He said Guyana and the USA have enjoyed mutually beneficial defence, economic, political and social relations since Independence. He noted that relations between the two states have deepened through cooperation in the fields of defence, public health, public security, the economy and youth empowerment.

Granger emphasised that Guyana remains committed to strengthening its relations with the USA to overcome challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue to build the groundwork for a peaceful and prosperous Western Hemisphere.

Earlier this month, in referring to the Guyana elections,  while ignoring the need for a serious strengthening of democratic systems in his country, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said his country stands for “democratic values elsewhere in the hemisphere.” 

US Ambassador Sara-Ann Lynch and President David Granger share a toast for the US’s 243rd Independence anniversary.

US Ambassador Sara-Ann Lynch and President David Granger share a toast for the US’s 243rd Independence anniversary.

  • Countries: Guyana

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