[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana has a new Ambassador from Mexico, His Excellency Ivan Robero Sierra Medel, who presented his Letters of Credence to President Donald Ramotar on Monday, April 27 at the Office of the President.
Welcoming the new Ambassador, the President noted that Guyana and Mexico have enjoyed a productive partnership over the years, both bilaterally and in terms of the framework of the CARICOM – Mexico cooperation programme
The establishment of the Mexican embassy in Georgetown, President Ramotar said, has served to strengthen that partnership and, “we are encouraged by the continued participation of the Mexican private sector in business ventures in Guyana which is testimony of the confidence of investors in our economy. I have no doubt that during your tenure you would be able to witness firsthand the investor friendly climate which exists in Guyana and encourage more persons to explore possibilities here.”
He noted that the technical assistance provided by Mexico in the area of training is complementary of Government’s agenda to develop a highly skilled human capital and workforce and expressed hope that the countries’ bilateral cooperation will be expanded. Mexico provides Guyanese with scholarships in many areas including health and engineering, and at present is working with the agriculture sector to explore greater use of coconuts.
That country is also contributing to a fund that assists CARICOM countries during disasters. Hailing Guyana a as a friend of Mexico, the new Ambassador said the political dialogue between the two countries was reinforced by President Ramotar’s 2014 visit to Mexico during the third Mexico-CARICOM Summit.
Noting that Mexicans are investing in Guyana, particularly in the call centre and hospitality industry, the Ambassador noted that GuyExpo should attract more Mexican entrepreneurs.
He urged Guyana to participate in the World Economic Forum for Latin America, which will be hosted in Mexico. [Extracted and modified from GINA]