Agriculture is a major sector for cooperation between Guyana, Cyprus – Ali

President Dr Irfaan Ali has said that Guyana and Cyprus can cooperate to enhance their agriculture sectors as they look to improve bilateral relations.
The President made this statement after accepting the Letters of Commission from Evagoras Vryonides, the Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Guyana.

President Dr Irfaan Ali accepting the Letters of Commission from Non-Resident High Commissioner of Cyprus to Guyana, Evagoras Vryonides, at the Office of the President on Wednesday (OP photo)

“I would like to highlight agriculture, that is a significant sector for both Guyana and Cyprus. Your country is working to produce quality, healthy foods. Our agenda is similar, as we are working with the countries in this region to enhance food security. We can both, therefore, seize the opportunity to improve our cooperation in this area,” the Head of State is quoted as saying in a release from the Press and Publicity Unit of the Office of the President.
Ali also noted that the global threat of climate change could be addressed through global collaboration. He said that, like Cyprus, Guyana is committed to tackling the adverse effects of climate change.
“Our Low Carbon Development Strategy is geared towards sustained economic prosperity, resilience, and social well-being by following a low carbon development trajectory.”
The President emphasised that Guyana remains committed to playing its part in preserving the planet for the benefit of the present and future generations.

Shared values
Although the two countries are distant geographically (Cyprus is in the eastern Mediterranean Sea), President Ali said they are very close with respect to “shared values and desire for friendly relations”.
He added that Guyana attaches great importance to the principles of international law, and to the respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of states.
“Our countries have enjoyed cordial relations over the years. We continue to collaborate at the multilateral level on several issues that lie at the heart of our mutual quest to achieve sustained economic and social development,” he said.
President Ali also conveyed his best wishes for the continued personal well-being of the President of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and for the prosperity and happiness of the people of Cyprus.