The Government of Guyana has made a decision to downgrade the Guyana High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago to a Consulate General.
The Trinidad and Tobago Government has been informed of the decision by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is unclear what triggered the move by the Government, but a Foreign Ministry Official confirmed the change to News Source and explained that the Consulate General will still meet the needs of Guyanese in Trinidad and Tobago, including the provision of representative and other services.
Additionally, the new Guyana Consulate General will pursue all bilateral relations on behalf of the Guyana Government in Trinidad and Tobago.
Guyana established a High Commission in the neighbouring Caribbean country in February 2017.
At the time, the move was welcomed by the Trinidad and Tobago Government which saw the opening of the High Commission as a way of boosting and strengthening ties, while enabling greater trade and investments between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.
Before opening the High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana was served by an Honorary Consul General.
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