Guyana-Russian Federation to strengthen bilateral ties

first_imgGuyana on Wednesday welcomed Russian investment in the economy as it looks forward to concluding a bilateral investment treaty between the two States.Speaking at the accreditation of Alexander Kurmaz as the new Russian Federation Ambassador, President David Granger said “Guyana and Russia have enjoyedHis Excellency Alexander Kurmaz presenting his letters of credence to President David Granger in the presence of Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who is currently performing the functions of Foreign Affairs Ministercordial relations and engaged in continuing collaboration in the fields of culture, education, economics, investment, politics, security and science.”Additionally, Guyana has benefited from Russian support for debt relief and disaster relief.“The Treaty on Basic Relations between the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Government of the Russian Federation and the agreement between the Republic of Guyana and the Russian Federation for the waiver of visa requirements has enhanced our bilateral relations,” the Head of State added.Meanwhile, Ambassador Kurmaz, in his remarks, said Guyana and Russia share similar positions on most international issues. “These similarities [are] yet another source that may contribute to the deepening of Russian-Guyanese interaction on matters relating to the global agenda…  During my tenure, I am willing to deploy every effort in order to have progressive development and fruitful bonds between the Russian Federation and the Cooperate Republic of Guyana,” he said.Guyana and the Russian Federation established formal diplomatic ties on December 17, 1970.last_img

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