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UAE signals to open embassy in Guyana

The presidents appreciated the prosperous economic and investment relations between the countries.

Tuesday, 12th December 2023

President of Guyana and UAE while meeting at COP28 (Image Courtesy: Facebook account of President Irfaan Ali)
Guyana: The United Arab Emirates and Guyana have reached an agreement to enhance their bilateral relations, signalling a significant step forward in their partnership. This agreement includes the establishment of a UAE embassy in Guyana, solidifying their commitment to closer diplomatic ties and collaboration in the near future.

The decision was taken during a special meeting between Guyanese President Dr Irfaan Ali and his Emirati counterpart Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

During a special meeting on the sidelines of COP28 in Dubai, the leaders also agreed on improving bilateral ties in areas of food security, energy, technology, capacity building and cultural & social exchanges.

They also agreed to have high-level visits that represent substantial opportunities and strengthen diplomatic relations.

UAE's President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan mentioned that COP28’s UAE Presidency aims to achieve global endeavours, mainly in the field of climate action, to protect the planet and future generations.

While addressing the gathering at the global climate action, he highlighted that the UAE is committed to maintaining sustainability.

Reportedly, both Presidents agreed to fortify the bilateral partnership that will concern the areas of socio-economic and cultural development.

The two countries committed to bilateral ties in 1995 that represents the importance of promoting diplomatic relations through the joint commitment to establish embassies in each of the respective countries.

As per the sources, the President of UAE - Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Ai Nahyan had a tour of Guyana’s Pavilion and appreciated the cooperative Republic of Guyana in achieving sustainable development and implementing the green strategy.

Notably, the Presidents appreciated the prosperous economic and investment relations between the countries. The non-bilateral trade reached USD 826 million in 2022 that observed an increase of 20 per cent compared to the year 2021 that reflected common effects in strengthening the investment and economic relations in the recent years.