The relationship between Guyana and Venezuela has been further strengthened with the commitment to establish a direct air link between the two countries.
This agreement was reached today, following a state visit by Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro. At a joint press conference at the International Conference Center, Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar and President Maduro signed a declaration at the end of their meetings.
The two countries have agreed to utilize the services of CONVIASA airline for direct travelling between Guyana and Venezuela. The airline has the capacity to transport 70 passengers twice per week.
According to the signed declaration, with the aim of consolidating the airline sector, Venezuela offered Guyana capacity building in the area of training of technicians and flight operations inspectors.
Additionally, President Maduro also announced that his country will set up a congress for social movement between Guyana and Venezuela, as it relates to education, health and religion.