Bolstering Guyana /US relations discussed – as PM Nagamootoo meets with US chargé d’ affaires
As the government officials from A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) settle in after their victory at the 2015 Regional and General elections, several dignitaries have been paying courtesy calls on Guyana’s new President and Prime Minister.
Today, Charge´ d´ affaires of the United States (US) Embassy, Bryan Hunt paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo at his temporary office at the Office of Climate Change (OCC), which is located in Ministry of Presidency.
During the meeting, the two officials discussed several means of strengthening the bilateral relations between Guyana and the US.
Hunt noted that it is his belief that there are great opportunities for the countries to strengthen their relationship, and continue to move forward, especially in some key areas.
“I think there is tremendous opportunity both in the economic sphere and in the government to government cooperation sphere, and development to find new means and new models, that we can support the vision that Prime Minister Nagamootoo and President David Granger have laid out for their government.”
He added that it is clear that the vision of the new administration is very close to that of the USA for Guyana.
This includes “a professional civil service, national unity, building bridges and taking all Guyanese forward.” Hunt added that it is his hope that the US can partner with the APNU+AFC government in making this a reality.
Meanwhile PM Nagamootoo described Hunt as a friend of the Guyanese people and reaffirmed the “close and fraternal bonds” with the government and people of the USA.
He said that he looks forward for their continued support and commitment in the future to aid in the transition.
In addition, some of the areas to be addressed will be the professionalisation of the media and the public service in order to eliminate any traces of discrimination, bias, and unfairness with regards to public service employees and jobs in general.