Despite being in a face off with world leaders over the rigging of the March 2, 2020 elections in Guyana, South America, caretaker President of Guyana, Mr. David Granger, has asserted in a Press Release today, that he maintains strong ties with the USA and the Western Hemisphere. This may come a bit of a shocker to many of his supporters who have been telling the world to stay out of Guyana’s affairs and allow the APNU/AFC to rig the elections in peace. Nevertheless, consistency is not an element of the APNU/AFC narrative so this is nothing unusual.
The Press Release Reads:
For Immediate Release:
President Granger reaffirms strong ties with USA, Western Hemisphere
Georgetown, Guyana (June 27, 2020): President David Granger has reaffirmed Guyana’s commitment to Western Hemispheric values and to the furtherance of mutual goals and ideals.
The Head of State, in a recent interview, emphasized that the United States of America is a friend and has worked closely with Guyana over several decades through several organisations such as The Carter Center, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US Agency for International Development (USAID), among others.
“Guyana is part of the Western Hemisphere. We have very cordial relations with the United States from defence, economy and security points of view,” the President said. Guyana, together with other Caribbean states, cooperates with the US Southern Command through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), which is aimed at combating drug trafficking and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security.
President Granger made it clear that Guyana’s strategic interests in the Western Hemisphere were not in jeopardy. He said Guyana and the USA have enjoyed mutually beneficial defence, economic, political and social relations since Independence. He noted that relations between the two states have deepened through cooperation in the fields of defence, public health, public security, the economy and youth empowerment.
The Head of State emphasised that Guyana remains committed to strengthening its relations with the USA to overcome challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and to continue to build the groundwork for a peaceful and prosperous Western Hemisphere.