New Canadian High Commissioner reiterates interest in working with Gov’t to expand extractive sector

Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr. Nicole Giles.
Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr. Nicole Giles.

[] – Reflecting on the relationship shared between Guyana and Canada which began officially in 1964 took centre stage at a welcome reception held last evening [November 6] for New Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana Dr. Nicole Giles.

Dr. Giles has been in Guyana for just over two months now and recently presented her credentials to Present Donald Ramotar.

She was very happy to reflect on the Canada-Guyana bilateral relationship, which she reminded, is grounded in robust people-to-people links, shared economic and trade interests, and strong diplomatic and development cooperation.

Giles has committed to building on the successful collaboration that Canada and Guyana have already established and to seek new areas that are mutually beneficial to our countries.

“Our countries share a long history of cooperation, in a wide range of areas, but it is our economic partnership which has seen the most rapid growth over the past few years” she said, adding that “Guyana has incredible potential and is one of the strongest economies in the Caribbean. This is especially true given the rich mineral deposits and prospective discovery of oil.  Canada has sought to develop a partnership with Guyana to support the maximization of its potential.”

Dr. Giles reiterated commitments she made when she met with President Donald Ramotar which includes working with Guyana to expand its extractive sector.

“Our relationship is multifaceted.  Economic cooperation is important but developments in other sectors are equally vital.  There is an intrinsic interdependence between economic, social, political and security issues.  For example, as secure and stable environment for investment depends upon the strength of Guyana’s social and political fabric” she added.



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