Guyana, Jamaica to deepen bilateral relations

Jamaica has reiterated its commitment to working with Guyana on deepening relations between the two Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries.

“Jamaica stands ready to strengthen our bilateral and regional cooperation by continuing to explore issues of common interest that will redound to the benefit of all our peoples,”  said  David Prendergast , as he presented his credentials to President David Granger as his country’s new non-resident High Commissioner.

Prendergast, who previously served as Jamaica’s High Commissioner in Trinidad and Tobago, said the two CARICOM countries have shared a special bond of friendship over the 46 years and have worked together at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels.

In his remarks,  President Granger said that both Guyana and Jamaica have recognised the value of regional integration in overcoming some of the disadvantages and limitations that small states face in the pursuit of national development.

Guyana and Jamaica first established diplomatic relations in 1969, three years after Guyana gained its independence from Britain.

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