Turkish ambassador promises closer bilateral relations with Guyana
The government of Guyana is ready to play its part in advancing CARICOM’s relations with Turkey, President Donald Ramotar told newly appointed Turkish ambassador to Guyana, Sule Oztunc.
Oztunc during her accreditation speech vowed to do her best, and added that the Turkish government is willing to work with Guyana to the mutual benefit of the two countries.
The president said he was pleased to welcome the new ambassador to Guyana, and expressed best wishes for the continued progress and prosperity of the people of Turkey.
Ramotar expressed Guyana’s appreciation for its relationship with Turkey and said the two countries have collaborated on many issues.
“The emerging relationship with CARICOM is one that will benefit all of our countries,” the president said.
He expressed appreciation for the tangible contribution Turkey has made to the Caribbean Development Fund.
The bilateral engagement between the Turkey and Guyana, the president said, has allowed for collective collaboration on several cooperation programmes.
He told the new ambassador, “I am confident that your accreditation to Guyana will provide further opportunities for us to explore avenues to deepen and strengthen our relations.”
Both countries have common areas of developmental interest. Like Turkey, Guyana is committed to realising an international agenda that promotes peace, security and stability.
In recent years Turkey has been increasing its contacts with many countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, and is ready and willing to contribute to the development efforts of the people of Guyana.
Further, Oztunc said Turkey is committed to achieving peaceful relations among nations and pledges its every effort aimed at improving international climate and finding peaceful settlements to these problems.
She said Turkey expresses its gratitude for the support it received from Guyana for its thrust for a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2015/2016. The vote, to take place in the General Assembly on October 16, is for the ten non-permanent seats on the 15-member Council. Turkey needs to get two-thirds of the votes, 129 out of 193, to be able to win a non-permanent seat.