[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana and the Kingdom of Spain on Wednesday (April 23) pledged to step up bilateral cooperation in various fields as President Donald Ramotar received Letters of Credence for the newly appointed non-resident ambassador of that country to Guyana, His Excellency Jose Maria Fernandez Lopez.
The new Ambassador said that Guyana would find in Spain a strong ally and a reliable partner that wants to expand its bilateral relationship in several areas, including the establishment of treaty, policies, political cooperation and in trade and investment.
President Ramotar said that since Guyana and Spain established formal relations on October 2, 1979, this relation has been based on shared ideals and determination to work together for the development of the people of both countries in a climate of peace, justice, equality, respect for human rights and the sovereignty of nations.
Meanwhile, also presenting his Letters of Credence to President Ramotar was the new Ambassador of France, Michael Prom. Ambassador Prom also pledged to deepen the links between France and Guyana. He identified the fight against global warning, as one area for strengthening relations, even as he noted that Guyana has been on the forefront of this fight. He also listed culture, education, and sport and security as other areas of possible cooperation.
President Ramotar said that there is much that the two countries can do to build on their bilateral relationship. He said that at previous high-level exchanges between the two countries, the Government of Guyana had underscored the potential of cooperation in tourism, environmental protection and sustainable development, and security and creating links.