South Korea, Greece Ambassadors accredited; trade expansion high on the agenda

David Granger and Korea’s non-resident Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency, Maeng Dal Young, in discussion following the accreditation ceremony.
David Granger and Korea’s non-resident Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency, Maeng Dal Young, in discussion following the accreditation ceremony.

[] – Korea’s non-resident Ambassador to Guyana, Maeng Dal Young says during his tour of duty, a great deal of emphasis will be placed on the expansion of commerce and investment.

This commitment came moments after he presented his Letters of Credence, to Head of State, David Granger, at the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday, September 02, 2015.

“I hope in my small way that I may contribute to the continued stimulation of such an encouraging mood in both Korea and Guyana, resulting in the realisation of a productive partnership between us,” the Ambassador said.

He added that it is his Government’s vision to develop Korea’s new cooperation projects with Guyana, since Korea is well-placed to meet the needs of the Guyanese people.

As it relates to trade, investment and the environment, the Ambassador said there is increased interest in cooperation by both countries. As such he said that he is optimistic that in time, shared efforts will yield beneficial results.

Meanwhile, President Granger spoke of the fruitful relations between the two countries, both at the bilateral and multilateral levels.

He noted that in order to realise the expansion, it is necessary for both countries to utilise the existing 2006 Guyana-Korea Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of investments. President Granger also applauded, the Korean Republic Government for the technical assistance offered by the Korea International Co-operation Agency, under which Guyanese have benefitted from scholarships.

Meanwhile, later in the day, Ambassador of Greece, Nikolaos Kotrokois, presented his Letters of Credence the President. Ambassador Kotrokois spoke of his country’s commitment in the area of trade and economic cooperation. The Ambassador told President Granger of his Government’s plan to work with Guyana in other areas, including, tourism, new technologies, agriculture and maritime trade.

President David Granger and Ambassador Nikolaos Kotrokois.
President David Granger and Ambassador Nikolaos Kotrokois.

“I do believe that exploring possibilities of cooperation in the above sectors can produce good results for mutual benefit of our countries and peoples,” the Ambassador said.

President Granger, in his remarks, said his administration sees the appointment as a testament of the government of Greece’s commitment toward the deepening the bilateral and multilateral engagement between the two countries.

Reflecting on Guyana and Greece’s bilateral relations, which dates back to 1979, President Granger said there is much scope for enhanced relations at the bilateral level.

In this regard, President Granger said his administration, on behalf of all Guyana, stands ready and willing to work assiduously with Greece and its other international partners for the development and attainment of common goals.


He reaffirmed that Guyana shares Greece’s support for a viable sustainable development agenda and in addition, has actively participated in the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to reach an equitable outcome at the forthcoming UNFCCC Paris Conference in December 2015. [Extracted and modified from the Ministry of the Presidency]


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