GUYANA – PRESIDENT of Guyana David Granger has accredited Ambassador of Qatar to Guyana Ahmed Ibrahim Abdulla Al-Abdulla.
Ambassador Al-Abdulla presented his Letters of Credence to Granger during a ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday.
The accreditation comes less than one month after Guyana and Qatar signed a Bilateral Air Services Agreement, paving the way for future cooperation in investment, enhanced trade, air travel and the movement of people.
Granger said Guyana is opened to having a deeper partnership with Qatar in the areas of Oil and Gas, Trade and Investment, and Tourism among other critical sectors.
He said, “I wish to convey Guyana’s interest in deepening cooperation with Qatar in trade, capacity-building and education. I also wish to suggest that new fields of cooperation in energy and tourism be explored. Guyana is keen on enhancing partnerships with experienced oil producers such as Qatar.”
Granger said Guyana was in the early stages of transitioning into a ‘Green State.’
He said, “The ‘green state’ will allow a more effective response to the challenges posed by climate change, which are affecting all mankind. Climate change represents a threat to both of our countries’ economy and environment. We look forward to sharing experiences in building climate-resilient economic sectors and creating a safer planet for all our people.”
Al-Abdulla said the State of Qatar was more than willing to strengthen cooperation with Guyana across various fields to the benefit of both countries.
He said, “Despite the geographical distance between the State of Qatar and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, the two countries have excellent relation since the establishment of diplomatic relations between them. Your Excellency, I am honoured and I (am) looking forward to work and cooperate with members of your esteem government to develop and enhance the already exciting cordial relation between both of our countries.”