Venezuelan President to visit Guyana on August 31

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Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro
Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro’s much anticipated official State visit is scheduled for August 31 and there is a packed agenda which includes a series of meetings to be held at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), Liliendaal.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon at his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, said that these meetings will see engagements between the visiting President and President Donald Ramotar, Government and State officials and civil society bodies.

During a recent interview, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said that the two Heads of State will be discussing bilateral, regional, and international issues. This will be Maduro’s first official visit to Guyana in his capacity as President.

Among some of the bilateral issues that will be discussed include Guyana’s associate membership with MERCUSOR, of which Venezuela is the latest full member. Additionally, discussions are also expected to be held on the Petro Caribe deal.

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