Libyan company explores investment possibilities in Guyana
The Libyan Trade Investment Agency has expressed interest in investing in Guyana, and has highlighted several areas of interest. A delegation from the Agency met with Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Manniram Prashad on Thursday.
Also present at the meeting were representatives from the Forestry Commission, the Guyana Rice Development Board, GOINVEST, the Guyana Marketing Corporation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The delegation, led by Mr. Mohamed Kouja, expressed interest in investing in Guyana, and said that they are in the country as part of a fact-finding mission, which they are optimistic will result in investment benefits for both Guyana and Libya.
Some of the areas discussed as options for investment were forestry, fishing, mining and agriculture. Mr. Mohomed Kouja, Mr. Aymin Matri and Mr. Youssef El Habi visited Guyana as a direct result of President Jagdeo’s most recent visit to Libya where he met with Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.
President Bharrat Jagdeo and a contingent, including Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister Prashad, Ambassador to the Middle East and Greece, George Hallaq, and President of the Central Islamic Organisation (CIOG) Fazeel Ferouz visited Libya to hold meetings with the Libyan authorities to discuss the promotion of cooperation between Africa and Latin America, and the development of international, political and economic issues of common concern.