May 31, 2013 News Comments Off on Argentina hoping for stronger ties with Guyana
Argentina, Latin America’s second largest country, has promised closer ties with Guyana.
Speaking at Wednesday’s anniversary of the Argentine Revolution which was being celebrated in Guyana for the first time, the recently sworn-in Ambassador of Argentina to Guyana, Luis Alberto Martino, made a call for more trade and other bilateral relations.
The Argentine Revolution, otherwise referred to as The May Revolution marked the starting point of the Argentine War of Independence during the period May 18 to 25, 1810. It was a struggle that led to the Declaration of Independence from the former Spanish colony on July 9, 1816.
Speaking to an audience including President Donald Ramotar, several diplomats and business leaders during a reception at the Pegasus Hotel, Martino noted that he was instrumental in reopening the Argentina Embassy in Guyana after it was closed in 1991.
“With the reopening of our embassy in Georgetown, Argentina hopes to further strengthen our bilateral ties and develop areas of mutual cooperation. I pledge the total commitment of my government to work closely with the Government and the people of Guyana in the spirit of integration and very particularly, within the framework of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).”
Membership in UNASUR and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) has allowed the two countries to sustain cordial and productive diplomatic relations, particularly within the South American hemisphere, the diplomat said.
With that country’s policy to expand its presence in the Caribbean and establish partnerships in the spirit of integration, the Ambassador was given the assurance that the Guyana Government shares the vision of a common understanding and a “harmonisation of the political economic cultural and social ethos of the peoples of the hemisphere”.
According to President Ramotar, the combination of resources and strength between the two countries will enable the successful tackling of the global challenges and making use of the opportunities.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett was also in attendance.
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