UAE and Guyana explore opportunities in renewable energy sector

Issues related to the renewable energy sector and strengthening bilateral ties were discussed when Minister of State in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Reem Al Hashimy paid a courtesy call on President David Granger on Monday.

Hashimy described the meeting as “exceptional”, saying although it is the first meeting between the two countries, her country was looking forward to forging a strong relationship with Guyana.

“We discussed elements of how we can strengthen our bilateral relationship between the United Arab Emirates and Guyana. There are some opportunities that exist that we could work together on. This is our first visit here and… we are very excited to be able to work together. I think it can be incredibly positive and we are both new to each other. We are now getting to know the opportunities that exist.”

She said a discussion on renewable energies development has highlighted its potential to become a key area of collaboration between the two countries.

“There are several opportunities that exists primarily in the renewable energy sector which we found very interesting, development in general but on also on economic and trade fronts. I think your people are incredibly friendly, very warm and very welcoming.

We have been well received, everybody has been very hospitable to us and we are very thankful and we look forward to working together,” she said.

Antigua Observer