The opposition People’s Progressive Party has pledged its full support to the Government of Guyana against the threats from neighbouring Venezuela.
President David Granger met with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday at the Ministry of the Presidency and the two discussed the Venezuela issue and the threats made against Guyana’s territory.
According to a Ministry of the Presidency statement, President Granger was assured of the Opposition’s support in defence of Guyana’s sovereignty.
Also discussed at the meeting, as a matter of national interest, was the establishment of the five bi-partisan committees. These bodies are the Agriculture Committee, Budget Committee, Border Committee, National Unity Committee and a Security Committee.
“Once Mr. Jagdeo was elected Leader of the Opposition, I wrote him inviting him [inviting him] to talks, because as Leader of Opposition he has certain Constitutional obligations,” President Granger said.
The Head of State added that, there is important work that has to be completed on the packed roster of the Eleventh Parliament, which includes the 2016 Budget and support for the agriculture sector, particularly the rice and sugar industry.
The two intend to continue to meet in the future as they address issues of national importance.