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GUYANA | Western Envoys reminded of the A-political nature of the Guyana Defence Force

ABCE diplomats meet with Chief of Staff of the GDF and his top officers during a courtesy call. ABCE diplomats meet with Chief of Staff of the GDF and his top officers during a courtesy call.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, July 10, 2020 -In what has been described as an unusual move, high level diplomats from the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union, today paid what they said was a courtesy call on the the newly minted Chief of Defence Staff of the Guyanna Dewfence Force Brigadier Brigadier Godfrey Bess, at Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.

A media release from the GDF this afternoon, said  the "Chief of Staff, of the Guyana Dewfence Force, Brigadier Godfrey Bess, today reiterated the apolitical nature and posture of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), when he met with senior diplomats of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union, this afternoon, in the Conference Room, Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna.

The GDF on its Facebook page said that Bess also emphasised to United States Ambassador, Sarah-Ann Lynch, British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, Canadian High Commissioner  Lilian Chatterjee and European Ambassador Fernando Ponz-Canto, that the GDF is fulfilling its mandate and will continue to abide by its role as stipulated by Guyana’s Constitution.

For their part,  the release said that the envoys pledged continued military support for the GDF.

Senior officers present during the courtesy call included, Inspector General, Colonel Trevor Bowman, Quartermaster General, Colonel Sherwin Anderson, Adjutant General Colonel Raul Jerrick and Staff Officer One Special Duties Lieutenant Colonel Colin Henry, the release said.

 

  • Countries: Guyana

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