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His Excellency the Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Najm us Saqib presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana Honourable Brig. David Granger in Georgetown today as the non-resident High Commissioner of Pakistan to Guyana. The Foreign Minister of Guyana and other high officials were also present.

In his first formal meeting with President Granger, the High Commissioner conveyed best wishes from President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and discussed matters of mutual interest. The President and the High Commissioner expressed satisfaction over the existing cordial and friendly relations between Pakistan and Suriname while looking forward to strengthening bilateral relations in different fields. Both sides also agreed to broaden the base of bilateral political and diplomatic relations.

High Commissioner Saqib also held detailed separate meetings with Guyana’s Foreign Minister Hon. Carl Greenidge and Director General (Foreign Secretary) Ambassador Audry Waddell at the Guyanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During these meetings, a broad agreement was reached to deepen bilateral relations in all fields. For this purpose, both sides expressed their intention to sign a framework agreement to identify areas of additional cooperation especially in the economic and trade domains. The Ambassador also offered courses for Guyanese diplomats at the Foreign Service Academy of Pakistan. The offer was accepted by the Guyanese side.

Pakistan and Guyana are members of the Commonwealth and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and enjoy cordial and friendly relations. Both countries share views on international and regional issues and work closely in the United Nations and other multilateral forums.

Based in Brazil as the Ambassador of Pakistan, H.E. Najm us Saqib is concurrently accredited to Guyana, Suriname, Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia.

11 April 2018

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