Pres. Ali in London: Guyana pushes to develop local tourism in Europe

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Guyana's President Dr Irfaan Ali and several members of his Government today attended an investment roundtable discussion in London, England.

Guyana’s President Dr Irfaan Ali and several members of his Government today attended an investment roundtable discussion in London, England.

The discussion focused on developing Guyana’s tourism product for the United Kingdom and the European markets.

United Kingdom’s High Commissioner to Guyana, H.E Jane Miller and a number of business officials from the UK and the European Union were also at the meeting.

Along with President Ali, Guyana was represented by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond; CEO of Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), Dr Peter Ramsaroop and Director of Projects at the Office of the President, Mrs Marcia Nadir-Sharma.

President Ali today arrived in London for the prestigious Caribbean Council’s House of Lords Reception and the Guyana Investment Seminar.

The Head of State was received by Lady Scott, representative of His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

En route to London, President Ali’s flight made a brief stop in Barbados, where he was welcomed by the Prime Minister, Mia Mottley.

The Caribbean Council’s House of Lords Annual Reception is geared towards providing UK, Caribbean and Central American countries and companies the opportunity to network with their counterparts in Europe.

The reception welcomes over 200 guests active in Caribbean politics and business. They include an influential mix of Members of Parliament, Peers, High Commissioners, Ambassadors, UK Civil Service members from the Foreign Office, UK and Caribbean business leaders and international investors, non-governmental organisations and members of the Caribbean community in the UK.

President Ali is expected to speak on Guyana’s status as the fastest-growing economy globally and the rapid development that his Government has embarked upon.

He is also expected to highlight Government’s plans for stimulating and expanding the country’s traditional sectors, especially its infrastructure and attracting inward investment across the country.

While in the UK, President Ali will also lead a delegation to participate in the Guyana Investment Seminar to be held at Carlton House.