S. Jaishankar | External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar meets Guyana PM, discusses bilateral cooperation in defense sector

Pic : Twitter George Town: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met Guyana Prime Minister Mark Phillips and expressed determination to be India’s partner in the development journey of the South American country. The two leaders discussed bilateral cooperation in the energy, disaster management and defense sectors in the meeting held on Saturday. Jaishankar tweeted that he was delighted to meet Prime Minister Phillips and other leaders here. “(We) discussed energy, disaster management and preparedness and defense cooperation,” he wrote on Twitter. India will be Guyana’s partner in its journey of development.” Jaishankar wrote in another tweet that the facilities provided by India in the field of infrastructure at the global level are increasing. The External Affairs Minister said in a tweet that he along with Guyana’s Public Works Minister Devdat Inder visited the site of the ‘East Bank-East Coast Road Linkage’ project and interacted with workers and senior employees. “I was impressed by their enthusiasm,” he said. Earlier, Jaishankar met Guyana President Irfan Ali and Vice President Bharat Jagdev on Saturday. He also co-chaired the fifth India-Guyana Joint Committee meeting with his Guyanese counterpart Hugh Todt. Topics like agriculture, defense cooperation and infrastructure development were discussed in this meeting. Read also He tweeted that the purpose of his presence in the South American country was to build on the build-up from the recent visits of President Ali and Vice President Jagdev. “Strong economic conditions will complement shared values ​​in taking our partnership to a new level,” he tweeted. They outlined ties between the two countries in the areas of energy, health and pharma, development partnership and capacity building, agriculture, innovation, technology and defense and infrastructure. President Ali and Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed to focus on these areas. Jaishankar said, β€œ(I) addressed the round table conference on trade between India and Guyana. (I) appreciate the participation of Secretary of State Hugh Todd, Minister of Finance Ashni Singh and Minister of Public Works Devdat Inder.” He said that the presence of the Confederation of Indian Industry is a reflection of India’s growing engagement with Latin America. EAM also met Indo-Guyanese cricketer Ramnaresh Sarwan and cricketer Steven Jacobs. Jaishankar gave this information by tweeting. He also met Manzoor Nadir, Speaker of the National Assembly of Guyana. (agency)

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