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GUYANA | President Granger heads to Cuba for medical check up

Featured President David Granger accepting the credentials of the new German Ambassador to Guyana, Ute Konig. President David Granger accepting the credentials of the new German Ambassador to Guyana, Ute Konig.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, October 17, 2019  – President David Granger Wednesday advised that will be travelling to Cuba on Saturday for a medical check-up in relation to his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma for which he has been receiving treatmentt in Cuba since last year.

“I have to return to Havana on Saturday . . . every 90 days I have to go for a check-up,” Granger told reporters while at the accreditation ceremony for Germany’s first woman ambassador Ute König.

Since his diagnosis, Granger has undergone several rounds of radiotherapy treatment in Cuba. He returned to Guyana in July this year after having been given the “all clear” by his team of Cuban medical specialists.

Granger, 77, is expected to lead the coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), into the March 2, 2020 regional and general elections.

President David Granger yesterday accepted the credentials of the new German Ambassador to Guyana, Ute Konig.

Guyana and Germany have shared diplomatic ties for over fifty years, with those ties being developed in Guyana’s year of independence.

Granger said the relationship between Guyana and Germany was founded on mutual respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty, mutual non- interference in each other’s internal affairs, cooperation for mutual benefit, respect for treaties and international law and the maintenance of regional peace and security. 

He said “Guyana is cognizant of Germany’s continued efforts in advancing the protection of the environment and addressing climate change”

Granger said Guyana has welcomed Germany’s cooperation in the protection of Guyana’s forests and the establishment of protected areas and the country is also appreciative of Germany’s support for Natural Resource and Environmental management.

For her part, the new German Ambassador said she was proud to represent Germany as the country’s first female Ambassador to Guyana.

She said like Guyana, Germany is looking forward to strengthen its ties with Guyana as it offers support in needed areas.

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  • Countries: Guyana

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