The Carter Center has confirmed the departure of former US President Jimmy Carter who was forced to leave Guyana early on Sunday over a health complaint.
In a statement, The Carter Center said its election observation mission in Guyana is continuing its work and will keep Mr. Carter informed of developments.
“President Carter is hopeful about Guyana’s election and expressed his commitment and that of The Carter Center to supporting Guyana in the days ahead, stressing the need for a peaceful process before, during, and after the election”, the statement added.
Before leaving Guyana on Sunday, Mr. Carter held separate meetings with President Donald Ramotar and APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate, David Granger.
President Donald Ramotar took along former President Bharrat Jagdeo for his meeting.
Former Barbados Foreign Minister Billie Miller who is part of the Carter Center Observer team also attended the meetings.
The meetings took place at the Pegasus hotel where Carter was a guest.