By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has revealed that the Guyana Government has already taken steps to replace its foreign representatives at Embassies and High Commissions across the world.
Harmon made the revelation on September 23, shortly after a post cabinet press briefing, where he stated that the replacements are expected to take place within the coming weeks.
He said the government has already informed all Guyanese diplomats of their replacements so that systems can be put in place to usher in the new representatives.
The Minister of State explained that the replacements are likely to happen before November since the time would have been sufficient for foreign governments to be informed and other steps put in place.
“There has been notification to all of these Ambassadors and High Commissioners that there is a distinct likelihood that they are all going to be replaced,” Minister Harmon said.
In the past few weeks, the government announced that Career diplomat Cheryl Mils has been appointed Ambassador to Venezuela, replacing Geoffrey DaSilva.
However, there has been no word from the Venezuelan government on the acceptance of Miles as Guyana’s resident Ambassador in Venezuela, after Nicolas Maduro suspended the process.
Guyana has foreign missions in close to 20 countries worldwide and Honorary consuls in others.