Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali announced that the Agri-Investment Forum Expo, which is billed for May 19-21, has already attracted the interest of over 100 businesses and four global institutions.
Of the businesses, 33 are regional, and 20 are international.
The President made this disclosure at the launch of the forum at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre today.
He also affirmed that Guyana will play its part in helping CARICOM to reduce its food import bill by 25% by 2025.
Further, various other countries have also been involved in the project. It includes the Prime Minister of the Republic of Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley; the Prime Minister of Belize, and the current Chair of CARICOM, John Briceno also made remarks (virtually), and the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves.
Further, the President of Guyana Dr Irfaan Ali also issued a statement on the national day of Fasting and Prayers.
Religious tolerance, unity, love and humility were highlighted during President Ali’s address to hundreds of persons from various religious backgrounds that were gathered at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre this afternoon for the National Day of Fasting and Prayers.
The grand inter-faith event, which was the brainchild of His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali, had prayers and exhortations by the three main religious groups—Christians, Hindus and Muslims.
During his speech, the President said that all of Guyana was a “Family of Humanity”.
“It is my hope that today reawakens and reopens a new desire among all of us to see a country that is happier, a country that is more united, a country with greater respect for each other, and a country in which fundamental elements are the foundation and fabric that would guide us as a society,” underlined President Ali.
President Ali was joined by a number of cabinet ministers including Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d), Mark Phillips, members of the diplomatic community, other government officials and religious leaders from across the country.