Thursday, April 15, 2010

President's Middle East trips pays off-Guyana & Kuwait establishes diplomatic relations.

Following the visit of President Bharrat Jagdeo to Kuwait early this year, the relationship between Guyana and Kuwait strengthened to the extent that there is now, for the first time, a Kuwaiti Ambassador to Guyana.
His Excellency Waleed Ahmad Al-Kandari presented his letters of Credence to President Bharrat Jagdeo today at the Office of the President. In their presence were Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Director-General in the Ministry Elisabeth Harper.
Speaking to the media after his engagement Ambassador Ahmed Al-Kandari said he will be working fervently to further strengthen the bilateral relations between Guyana and Kuwait.
“We have to work to find the ways and means of progressing the relations in different fields; political economic and commercial ties,” the new Ambassador said.

President Bharrat Jagdeo meeting the new Kuwaiti Ambassador His Excellency Waleed Ahmad Al-Kandari

Versed in Arabic, English and a little Portuguese and Spanish, Ambassador Al-Kandari participated in numerous international forums, conferences, seminars and diplomatic meetings in Kuwait and abroad.
He served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Kuwait to of Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
During President Jagdeo’s visit to Kuwait in early January he met several high-level dignitaries within the Kuwaiti Government including the ruler of the country, Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
A Memorandum of Understanding and two cooperation agreements were signed. Minister of Oil and Information Sheikh Ahmad Abdullah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah signed an agreement to bolster cultural ties between the two countries with Minister Rodrigues-Birkett who was part of the Guyana delegation.

Kuwait’s Minister of Finance Mustafa Al-Shimali and Minister Rodrigues- Birkett signed an agreement on encouraging bilateral investments.


  1. This is an ace that HE has played. Heading east was always going to pay off especially since the oil rich gulf states have huge amounts of cash flows and their economy like ours was also insulated from the financial crisis making this alliance a natural one. Guyana has to start looking elsewhere for alliances the traditional partnerships that have been forged with the West will no longer work since they consumed with greed at teh expense of humanity.

  2. I hope AFC along the PNC jackasses taking note of this...they want to make a fuss on the president trips abroad, well here is one of excellent stance to talk about...this shows that Guyana and Kuwait agreement is one to set an example that countries should live unified and supportive of each other...

  3. Diplomatic relation is what Guyana has been waiting for from the West, and Kuwait is the first to harness such ties with Guyana. With this agreement Guyana is definitely going to be recognized for their respectable partnerships among other nations …

  4. Having diplomatic ties with Middle East will definitely varnish positive opportunities for our country, this trip and the agreement with Kuwait is one that has been long awaited for…the opposition can front their mouths all they want but they would have never see to seek such relations because their pride would overcome them.

  5. They can’t form ties in Guyana just for the people sake in this country, that they would actually support the government with the relations with Kuwait, hell no!!!All PNC and AFC can do is criticize and bombard the government, is not as if they could have done a better job, they never did when they were in power they would actually do now…