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Prime Minister of Co-operative Republic of Guyana Meets the President

Prime Minister of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, H. E. Brigadier (Retd.) Mark Phillips, visited the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu, at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

In extending a warm welcome to Prime Minister Phillips and his delegation, the President acknowledged the geographical distance between India and Guyana but emphasized the profound connection forged through our shared colonial history, as well as our vibrant and diverse societies. The President also highlighted the significant Indian diaspora community that has found a home in Guyana for almost two centuries, creating strong cultural, traditional, and linguistic ties between our nations.

Recognizing the importance of enhancing mutual cooperation, the President expressed the necessity to diversify our bilateral trade portfolio. Additionally, she underscored the tremendous potential for collaboration in sectors such as Ayurveda, bio-fuels, and agriculture, particularly in millet production. By joining forces in these domains, we can effectively tackle the challenges posed by climate change and food insecurity, thus contributing to the greater well-being of our societies.

She expressed her congratulations to Guyana for taking on the rotational Presidency of CARICOM and, additionally, for assuming the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council for this month. As prominent members of the Global South, she emphasized that both our nations strongly advocate for the need of reformed multilateralism.

Furthermore, the President acknowledged and commended Guyana for its dedicated efforts and exceptional leadership in addressing crucial concerns such as climate change, green energy, and sustainable development.

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