Guyana and Suriname play a key role in shaping regional energy policy


Guyana and Suriname play a key role in shaping a regional energy policy with a strong focus on renewable energy, according to President Irfaan Ali.

While accepting the credentials of the new Suriname Ambassador to Guyana, the President said that bilateral cooperation between Guyana and Suriname bodes well for advancing regional integration.

He announced that the two countries have a key role to play in the development of a CARICOM energy policy, focusing on renewable energies.

The President added that cooperation must also continue on regional food security and assured that Guyana remained fully committed to supporting the Surinamese President in his role as a leader in industrial policy and in guiding the regional effort.

According to the President, it is important that Guyana and Suriname also strengthen their collaboration on issues relating to climate change and post-pandemic economic recovery.

“I remain committed to preserving and building on this strong foundation. You can be assured of my government’s full support in fulfilling your mandate to foster the excellent relations that exist between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Republic of Suriname,” the President said.

Suriname Ambassador Liselle Blankendal said Suriname and Guyana have a good relationship and will continue to do so.

It gave the commitment of the two neighboring states to continue their work together in a number of critical areas of cooperation.

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