Guyana, Argentina to develop Agriculture MOU


( – Guyana and the Republic of Argentina will deepen its relations with the development of a Memorandum of Understanding in the area of Agriculture, including cattle rearing.

This follows a visit by Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett to Argentina.

During the visit, the two countries signed a bilateral agreement for the “Free Exercise of Remunerated Activities by Dependent Relatives of Diplomatic, Consular, Administrative and Technical Staff of their Diplomatic Missions, Consular Offices and International Organisations”.

They also took the opportunity to exchange views on the activities of several regional organizations of which their countries are members in particular the Caribbean Community, the Union of South American Nations and the Organisation of American States.

Minister Rodrigues-Birkett also met with the Ministers of Defence and Security and officials from the Ministries of Health, Social Development, Agriculture, Tourism and Industry.
At these Meetings there was an exchange of information on the activities undertaken by both countries within the different sectors and discussions focused on potential opportunities for cooperation.

Also, a Mission from Argentina will pay a visit to Guyana in December this year with a view to exploring cooperation in the tourism sector.

Other areas identified for cooperation between the two countries include  Post Graduate training for Doctors in Specialized areas, Spanish Language training and military training at Argentine Defence Institutions.

Minister Rodrigues was also presented with the Grand Cross of the Order of the General Liberator of San Martin by the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Argentina the Honourable Hector Timmerman.

In decorating Minister Rodrigues-Birkett with this high order of the Republic of Argentina, Minister Timmerman paid tribute to the consistent friendship which Minister Rodrigues-Birkett and the Government of Guyana have demonstrated to the Government and people of Argentina.

Minister Timmerman expressed confidence that both Governments were guided by similar political and democratic ideals and convictions.



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