Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States, Riyad Insanally was today summoned to a meeting by the Assistant US Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Michael Kozak over the elections in Guyana.
It is unclear whether there was an actual face to face meeting, but in a tweet, the US Official said “I summoned #Guyana Ambassador to the U.S. Riyad Insanally to convey our firm position that any government sworn in based on flawed election results would not be legitimate. Every vote must be counted”.
News Source understands that the Guyana Ambassador has been in touch with the State Department on the situation in Guyana about the recent elections and the ongoing process in the Courts.
The Guyana Embassy in Washington has been closed over coronavirus concerns and a lockdown in the area.
The US government has been expressing its concern over the elections in Guyana and has been threatening consequences if a government is sworn in based on election results that might not be seen as credible.
Earlier today, the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition said it is concerned about the threat of sanctions but is awaiting the position of the Guyana Supreme Court on the recount issue.