[www.inewsguyana.com] – On Wednesday, recently accredited Ambassador Perry Halloway and Political and Economics Counselor James Bjorkman, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan, at the Minister’s office on Fort Street Kingston, also present was Permanent Secretary, Emil McGarrell.
During the cordial discussions, officials reiterated the mutual respect shared by the two countries, and promised to continue to co-operate and maintain friendly relations. Minister Bulkan thanked the US officials for assistance provided over the years and expressed his gratitude for continuing offers of support.
Ambassador Halloway said that the US Mission is willing and ready to provide collaborative assistance in the areas of housing and renewable energy – particularly in hinterland communities.
Separately, Holloway also paid a courtesy call on Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman at his Brickdam Office. The two parties spoke on a number of issues and reaffirmed their commitment to working together, particularly in the area of renewable energy.
Minister Trotman outlined the roles and responsibilities of his Ministry and the departments that fall under its purview. He informed the new Ambassador that the Government sees the announcement of the establishment of the long-awaited Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Office as a welcome and positive sign.
“We value your support and we will look to you for guidance and assistance, in the areas of governance, natural resources and the environment,” Minister Trotman said.
The Ambassador has also met with Public Security Ministry Khemraj Ramjattan and is slated to meet others before the end of the week.
He said he is also trying to set up a meeting with President David Granger.