President Irfaan Ali is leading a Guyana Government delegation to Washington DC to meet with US lawmakers and various groups on issues related to Guyana and US relations.
Vice President, Bharrat Jagdeo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, and Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud, are the other members of the delegation.
The high-level engagements will begin today in Washington, according to a statement from the President’s office.
The President’s office said the delegation was invited by the US government and will meet with high-ranking US Government officials, including the US Secretary of State and leaders of Congress and the Senate.
They are expected to discuss a range of issues to further deepen bilateral relations between Guyana and the United States.
The President will also be a guest speaker at a number of events that will be hosted by the Atlantic Council and he will also meet with US business leaders.
Additionally, he will speak at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Council of the Americas roundtable.
A diaspora meeting has also been planned for Guyanese living in the Washington area.