United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to visit neighbouring Suriname, before arriving in Guyana on Thursday, September 17, 2020.
Surinamese media reported that this is the first time in that country’s history at a US Secretary of State is visiting.
Foreign Affairs, International Business and International Cooperation Minister Albert Ramdin said the arrival of the Secretary of State is an important signal that this Government has the confidence of the United States of America.
Shortly after the election, President Chan Santokhi had telephone contact with the minister and other senior officials from America. The elections and the transition period have been closely followed by the US.