Guyana Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, in Delhi on the invitation of the government of India, called on the President of India, Srimati Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence.
Jagdeo was accorded a very warm welcome. A release from Rashtrapati Bhavan, quoted the President as saying: “India attaches very high importance to its relations with Guyana. Guyana has been a homeland to Indian brothers and sisters for the last 180 years. Even though India and Guyana are separated geographically by a large distance, both have many aspects in common, such as a colonial past, predominantly agricultural and rural based economies, and multicultural societies”.
The rehearse adds: “The President noted that trade between India and Guyana is on an upward trajectory. In 2021-22, despite the pandemic the bilateral trade witnessed a growth of over 300 percent. She stressed on the need to further diversify the bilateral trade.
The President said that development partnership is a major pillar of India-Guyana relations. She was happy to note that more than 640 Guyanese Government officials have been trained under our ITEC programme so far. She expressed confidence that his visit would further deepen historical bonds of friendship between India and Guyana”.
New Delhi, February 24, 2023