Guyana commits to working with Indonesia to ensure the survival of small states


DSC_0220[] – President David Granger says his administration will be looking forward to working with the Representative of Indonesia to ensure that global solutions are found for the problems of developing nations, including problems that affect the security and survival of small states. The Head of State expressed this sentiment, on Thursday, as he accepted Letters of Credence, from the newly appointed non-resident Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Guyana, His Excellency, Dominicus Supratikto.

“Despite the distance that separates our two Republics, we continue to share common interests, goals and aspirations. These include the reduction of poverty, opposition to all forms of terrorism and combating climate change,” President Granger stated.

With the upcoming 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework’s Convention on Climate Change, President Granger said he anticipates that progress will be made towards achieving a globally-binding agreement. “We do believe that with your accreditation, the channels of communication between our two countries will be enhanced, thereby enhancing cooperation on matters of mutual interest,” President Granger said to the Ambassador.

President Granger, in congratulating the Ambassador on his new post, asked him to convey to his President, His Excellency Joko Widodo, sincere appreciation for his warm greetings and kind sentiments he has offered. “We offer you my best wishes for a productive and successful tour of duty. Please be assured of my Government’s full cooperation in the discharge of your responsibilities,” the President said.

Meanwhile, the Ambassador said it is his hope, that the relationship and cooperation between the two countries, will be increased based on mutual respect and friendly relations. “I strongly believe that the bilateral relations between our two countries will be continuously developed for the benefit and betterment of our peoples,” the Ambassador said.

The Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Indonesia established diplomatic relations on August 27, 1999. However, the two countries had been involved in engagements, prior to that, within the Non-Aligned Movement, which Guyana joined in 1970.

Indonesia hosted the historic Bandung Conference of 1955 and played a foundational role in the establishment of the Conference of Heads of State or Government of the Non- Aligned Movement in Belgrade in 1961, of which Guyana is also a part of.

The Republic of Indonesia has since assumed an active role in regional and international organisations. It remains an influential voice within the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Group of 77 countries + China and the United Nations. [MOTP]




  1. Now the president have blood on his hands the question of WEST PAPA .MUST BE ASK BEFORE TOUCH the hands of cold blooded killers Indonesia continue to this day killing and taking away land from our brothers and sisters in west papa. may this paper do not know but you ought to do you research before post such a polite articular on this evil B****tard they will be no peace if he is seen on the streets of gt. over 500,000 civilians have been killed in a on going genocide against the indigenous population . thousands more have been raped tortured, imprison or disappeared after being detain. http://www.freewestpapua/info/human-rights

  2. How can President Granger talk about climate change and Guyana is still dumping RAW MATERIALS into the ocean


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