Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali met with two senior members of the Canadian Bank Note Company (CBNC) on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 13, 2022. The meeting was held at the Office of the President of Guyana on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.
The company was represented by its Vice President of Business Development, Mark Houlton and its Director of Business Development, Fuencisla Leal-Santiago.
CBNC is a Canadian security printing company and is best known for being the contract holder with the Bank of Canada to supply the country’s banknotes since 1935. CBNC’s other clients include private businesses, national and sub-national governments, central banks and post services around the world.
President Ali was joined by the Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn and the Director of Projects at the Office of the President, Mrs Marcia Nadir-Sharma.
Earlier, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, President of Guyana Dr Irfaan Ali also witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government of Guyana and the Canadian Commercial Cooperation.
The MOU will facilitate cooperation and exchange of information regarding the procurement of Canadian goods and services by Guyana.
Senior Minister within the Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr Ashni Singh, signed on behalf of the Government of Guyana, while Canadian Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business & Economic Development, Mary Ng signed on behalf of the Corporation.
Earlier, President Ali and several Cabinet Ministers met with Ng and her delegation.
Further, on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, President Dr Irfaan Ali accepted the Letters of Commission from H.E Evagoras Vryonides, accrediting him as the Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus to Guyana today at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.
President Ali was joined by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, 312Hugh Todd and Permanent Secretary at the Ministry, Elisabeth Harpe.
Yesterday, the President accredited Carlos Amador Pérez Silva as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to Guyana.