Caricom looks forward to welcoming Ali to next Heads of Govt meeting – SG
…lauds President’s patience, composure
Caricom Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption of office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looked forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of Caricom Heads of Government at its next Meeting.
Dr Ali took the oath of office on Sunday after the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was declared winner of the country’s March 2, 2020 Elections following an extended period of challenges.
“The people of Guyana have entrusted you with their leadership, at a most critical juncture in the country’s development,” the Secretary General said in his congratulatory message.
“This demonstrates their acceptance of the policies and programmes that you and your Party have put forward for the future. The confidence they have placed in you should serve as an inspiration, as you undertake the task of uniting the country going forward,” Ambassador LaRocque stated.
He added that the patience and composure “you have displayed during the prolonged process prior to your swearing-in are qualities that bode well as you embark on your term of office”.
On behalf of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and its Secretariat, the Secretary General offered full support to Ali and his Government and the people of Guyana, “in the efforts to ensure a prosperous and secure future for the country, and convey[ed] best wishes for a successful tenure”.
“I look forward, Excellency, to welcoming you as a member of the Conference of Heads of Government at its next Meeting.”