“Caribbean region has all components for modern economy”, says President Ali

President Ali also highlighted the economic potential of the region and spoke extensively about opportunities in various fields of development. 

President Irfaan Ali address Caribbean Forum in Dubai
President Irfaan Ali address Caribbean Forum in Dubai

Guyana: President Dr Mohammad Irfaan Ali is on an official visit to Dubai and addressed the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF2022), hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency, in association with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. 

President Ali of Guyana has been joined by the Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, the Honourable Deodat Indar; CEO of GO-Invest, Dr Peter Ramsaroop and Director of Projects in the Office of the President, Mrs Marcia Nadir-Sharma, in his visit to Dubai. 

President of Guyana in Dubai
President of Guyana in Dubai

President Ali outlined the potential of the Caribbean Region in different phases during his address at the Caribbean Investment Forum. 

He stated that the Caribbean Region has all the components for a modern economy and also outlined vast economic potential at CIF2022 in Dubai. 

While addressing the forum, Dr Irfaan Ali stated that the Caribbean Region is a stable platform with all components for a modern and emerging economy.

President Ali also highlighted the economic potential of the region and spoke extensively about opportunities in various fields of development

He stated that there are vast opportunities in the Caribbean region in the areas such as environmental services, the blue economy, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and other areas of potential and predicted growth.

“Once you have the capital, the foresight, access to technology, then the Caribbean Region is a destination you should be looking at. It is a destination that offers you an opportunity to build a complex, multifaceted investment platform. And it’s a Region that is looking at being self-sufficient in many areas,” underscored President Ali. 

Dr Irfaan Ali also joined UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi this morning for a panel discussion at the Global Business Forum- LATAM in Dubai.

The aim of the discussion of the panel was to talk about strengthening the bilateral tied between Caribbean and Middle East countries.  

The discussion, intended to deepen relations between countries in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, was hosted by Retired Emerging Markets Editor/Anchor of the CNN John Defterio.

President Irfaan Ali joins panel discussion in Dubai
President Irfaan Ali joins panel discussion in Dubai

One of the residents of Guyana named Zaria Paul also appreciated Dr Irfaan Ali and noted, “Wonderful initiative, Mr President, what about aviation fuel? Persons in the hinterland who depend on goods to be transported by air are now faced with a higher cost of living since the Airline has increased the cost of airfare and cargo. So now we are being faced with an increase in the cost of goods in GT as well as an increase to transport the goods to the hinterland. On behalf of all of us in the hinterland, I kindly ask that you and your hard-working staff look into this issue and come up with a realistic plan to help us during this time of crisis”.