GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation Hugh Todd, on Wednesday held virtual bilateral discussions with the Palestinian minister of foreign affairs and expatriates, His Excellency Dr Riad Malki, during which they discussed areas of mutual interest.
Minister Todd affirmed Guyana’s position in support of a two-state solution and reiterated the peaceful resolution of disputes. He alluded to Guyana’s case with Venezuela, which is currently before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
His Excellency Malki expressed support for the legal proceedings before the ICJ, accompanied at the meeting by Palestine’s Non-Resident ambassador to Guyana, Linda Sobeh.
The two nations representatives reaffirmed their commitment to advance collaboration in areas of development for the benefit of the citizens of Guyana and Palestine.
His Excellency Malki and minister Todd discussed their governments’ effort to address the impacts of COVID-19. They identified areas such as health and agriculture in which Guyana and Palestine are positioned to have enhanced bilateral cooperation.
Minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation Todd, explained that Guyana has lead responsibility for regional agricultural development at the CARICOM level and as such is interested in partnering with countries that possess expertise in the areas, to lend support.
Minister Todd was accompanied by ambassador Michael E. Brotherson, director of bilateral department and ambassador George Talbot, director of department of the Americas, ministry of foreign affairs.