US pushes for deeper bilateral relations with Guyana

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Minister of State Joseph Harmon and representatives from the US State Department
Minister of State Joseph Harmon and representatives from the US State Department
Minister of State Joseph Harmon and representatives from the US State Department

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United States of America is pushing for better bilateral relations with Guyana and to that end, Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday August 27 received a delegation from the US Congress headed by Staff Director on the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee Mark Walker, and included Sadaf Khan and Tom Alexander.

A release from the Ministry of the Presidency, stated that the delegation was accompanied by Charge d’ Affaires of the US Embassy Bryant Hunt.

Walker explained that his committee also houses the majority of the staff from the Committee on Foreign Affairs. He said that the team felt that “it was time to visit Guyana”, adding that “it’s been way too long since a delegation from the US Congress has visited, and felt that the timing was right with the swearing in of a new president, parliament and government”.

He also noted that the intention was to extend a hand of friendship; to foster and promote a better working relationship, and encourage better bilateral relations. He emphasized the bi-partisan composition of the delegation and their interest in meeting a wide cross-section of the Guyanese society. He pointed out that it was important to interact with the Ministry of the Presidency generally, and the Minister of State – particularly in pursuit of the delegation’s objectives.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon and representatives from the US State Department
Minister of State Joseph Harmon and representatives from the US State Department

Meanwhile Harmon expressed his pleasure in welcoming the delegation, and alluded to the very close working relationship between the governments of Guyana and America through the U.S Embassy here. He conveyed the hope that this visit by the bi-partisan delegation from the U.S Congress would foster greater understanding and would open new vistas and opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Who ever is responsible for the editorial content of your news blog need to go and take American History 101. Because you seem to be conflating two distinct branches of US Government in this report. You describe the people as a Congressional Delegation. A CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION WILL COMPRISE OF ELECTED CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES,. Further down you describe the delegation as reps from the State Department which is what they have to be.

    THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS PART OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT, WHILE CONGRESS IS PART OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT. THE TWO ARE SEPARATE ENTITIES, AND NEVER THE TWAIN WOULD VISIT A COUNTRY UNDER THE REPORTED CIRCUMSTANCES.

    Get a grip, people would laugh at Guyana over this.

  2. It is readily apparent that Minister Harmon’s office is quickly becoming a storage bunker of sorts rivalled only in size and scope by that of late Foreman’s Shoe Shop in Tiger Bay. In fact, if memory serves one correctly – there was a signboard at Foreman’s Shoe Shop (prominently displayed) to the effect ” The Proprietors of this business establishment will not be held liable or responsible for any loss or damage to items left in its care due to natural disasters (earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves etc) or civil insurrection”.

    The Parliament of Guyana must move with haste and urgency in demanding the need for a similar signboard to be posted conspicuously at the entrance to Minister Harmon’s office.

  3. Wow Mother Sally, I see the Victoria Secret shopping bag also. Someone should have observed that should have been hidden. You do have good eyes!!

  4. Nice visit and photo – save and except for that ‘Victoria’s Secret’ shopping bag in the background which is grossly inappropriate for all intensive purposes.

    Whilst we are it – we might as well display a couple of granny drawsies to add colour and diversity to the visit by the big whigs from Capitol Hill.

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