By Caribbean News Global contributor
ST JOHNS, Antigua – Prime Minister, Gaston Browne of Antigua and Barbuda in a letter dated August 3, 2020, congratulated His Excellency Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.
“ On behalf of the government and people of Antigua and Barbuda and on my own behalf, I congratulate you warmly on your election to the presidency of Guyana,” Browne wrote.
‘Our two countries share strong familial ties’
“Guyana and Antigua and Barbuda share a long history of cooperation, including as founder members of the Caribbean Free Trade Agreement at Dickenson Bay in Antigua in 1965 which led to the creation of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Antigua and Barbuda has also been a home to many Guyanese and persons of Guyanese heritage for decades.
“Our two countries, therefore, share strong familial ties. In our passionate commitment to regional integration, we have cooperated at many levels in the international community, including territorial integrity and sovereignty. It is my fervent expectation that we will continue to work closely in our mutual interest and in the wider interest of CARICOM,” Browne explained. “As Guyana stands on the threshold of economic transformation, I wish you every success in your presidency and in the stewardship of Guyana’s affairs, and I offer you my own and my government’s support in the great cause of delivering prosperity to all the people of Guyana,” he said.
Read the full text of the letter: CongraulatoryLetterToPresidentIrfanAliGuyana