Guyana to expand global diplomacy

Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge (R) and Retno Marsudi, Indonesia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, hold talks in Georgetown

By Ray Chickrie
Caribbean News Now contributor

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — As Guyana continues to draw global attention as a result of massive oil and gas discovery, the country is set to see production start in 2020 and “as small countries, we need as many friends abroad as possible to survive,” the foreign minister of Guyana, Carl Greenidge, told the media last week in Georgetown.

This move is to protect Guyana’s sovereignty amidst Venezuela’s renewed claim to two-thirds of the country’s territory. By forging strong alliances through multilateral forums and bilateral ties, Guyana is hoping to raise its global diplomatic profile and, to this end,…

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