[www.inewsguyana.com] – Several members of the Diplomatic community have shown their respect to the Guyana’s new President, David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo as the officials from the A Partnership For National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) government continue to settle in, after their victory at the 2015 Regional and General Elections.
On Monday, June 01 British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister where the two discussed the country’s democracy and parliamentary affairs.
The PM declared that “…being High Commissioner from Great Britain, our former ‘mother’ country, you could image the first area of our interests, our parliamentary democracy, how to help parliament.”
He added that “…we will rely on Great Britain, as well as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to help us to continue the training of our personnel, to help to strengthen our institution, which is the parliament.”
The civil service is another area in which Guyana is seeking help from the British Government, since it has been a creation of the British Civil Service.
“We want to aim at those high standards of professionalism and integrity that we knew had been associated with civil service… we intend to elevate our training center into a college,” Prime Minister Nagamootoo noted.
He also renewed and strengthened his commitment to the continuation of the cordial relationship shared between the two countries.
Meanwhile, High Commissioner Quinn reiterated that the 2015 Regional and General Elections were ‘free and fair.’ He said “ to be 150 percent clear, the British Government’s view is still and always has been that the elections were free, fair, credible and represented views of the majority of the Guyanese people, so there is no doubt in our mind that anything has changed.”
Quinn added that as the two countries continue to work together in the next few months and years, there will be several areas of interest to pursue.
In closing, he added that he looks forward to representing Queen Elizabeth 11 and will be doing his best to help Guyana. Guyana and the British share very good cooperation initiatives in the areas of public sector reform, debt relief, education, water supply, restructuring of the sugar industry, public sector reform and the strengthening of the judiciary and law enforcement. [Extracted and modified from GINA]