Vice President of the Guyana calls on the President
New Delhi :
Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, the Vice President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana called on the President of India, Smt Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
Welcoming Dr Jagdeo to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said that India attaches very high importance to its relations with Guyana. Guyana has been a homeland of Indian brothers and sisters for the last 180 years. Even though India and Guyana are separated geographically by a large distance, both have many aspects in common, such as a colonial past, predominantly agricultural and rural-based economies, and multicultural societies.
The President noted that trade between India and Guyana is on an upward trajectory. In 2021-22, despite the pandemic, bilateral trade witnessed a growth of over 300 percent. She stressed the need to further diversify the bilateral trade.
The President said that development partnership is a major pillar of India-Guyana relations. She was happy to note that more than 640 Guyanese Government officials have been trained under our ITEC program so far. She expressed confidence that his visit would further deepen the historical bonds of friendship between India and Guyana.