Georgetown, June 14th, 2018.- During his stay in Guyana, Vice Minister Sierra Diaz developed an extensive program that included courtesy calls to President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Minister of State and Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Harmon, and the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Audrey Waddell. The leaders agreed to recognize the value of the historic relations between Guyana and Cuba that date back to 1972, when this one and three other Caribbean counties decided bravely to break the diplomatic siege imposed by the United States to the Cuban island.
Georgetown, June 13, 2018. The Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo, General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party and Member of Parliament, received on Wednesday in his personal office the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, who is visiting Guyana with the aim of strengthening and expanding bilateral relations between the two Caribbean nations.
Georgetown, June 13, 2018. The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Cuba held a working meeting with the Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Ambassador Audrey Waddell. On the Guyanese side, a broad representation of officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government institutions participated in the meeting; on the Cuban side, the Director of Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Luis Mayo Fernández, and the Ambassador of Cuba, Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, attended.
Georgetown, June 13, 2018. The Hon. Mr. Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo, Prime Minister and First Vice President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, received in his personal office on Wednesday, the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Rogelio Sierra Díaz, who is visiting Georgetown with the aim of holding talks with the Guyanese authorities to strengthen and expand relations between the two Caribbean nations.
Georgetown, Guyana – (June 13, 2018) President David Granger and Cuba’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Rogelio Sierra Diaz, who is currently on an official visit to Guyana, today, committed to enhancing the relations between the two countries through increased collaboration and cooperation in areas such as health, environmental conservation, disaster management and tourism. President Granger also accepted an invitation from the President of Cuba, Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel to visit his country at a date to be determined.
During the meeting held at State House, President Granger said since establishing diplomatic ties on December 8, 1972, Guyana and Cuba have enjoyed a strong friendship based on shared trust, respect and mutual understanding.
“There is a large Cuban brigade here in Guyana and there is substantial interaction through CELAC [Community of Latin American and Caribbean States] and other regional bodies, so we regard this not only as a continuation but a reaffirmation of our historic friendship. We will continue to collaborate. We have always supported Cuba and the removal of the blockade. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties in 1972, we have witnessed the maturity of our relationship,” the Head of State said.
Source: Department of Public Information of Guyana (DPI)