The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday hosted a meeting with the diplomatic representatives of the countries providing electoral observer missions for the upcoming General and Regional Elections. Among those present at the meeting were US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, EU Ambassador Fernando Ponz Canto; Canadian High Commission representative, Janine Cocker, and British High Commission representative, Samantha Elmes.
The meeting, the PSC said, was held to discuss matters concerning the Private Sector Commission regarding its commitment to the holding of free, fair and peaceful elections and the role of the international observer missions invited by the Government for elections.
“The international observer missions are to be fully embedded in technical and advisory roles within GECOM and will be observing the elections across the country on polling day,” the PSC said in a statement.
According to the statement, the PSC underlined the need to reinforce public confidence in the conduct and administration of the elections by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and was briefed on the programmes and activities already in place and in further progress of the observer missions.
The statement added that the ambassadors and diplomatic representatives agreed to continue meeting with the PSC on an ongoing basis as the occasion may arise for further consultation and exchange of information.