The below is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Shejal Pulivarti:
On July 27, USAID Deputy Administrator Isobel Coleman met with President of Guyana Irfaan Ali to reaffirm USAID’s long-standing partnership with the government and people of Guyana.
The group discussed priorities for ongoing collaboration, including the key areas of climate and energy resilience, food security, governance, and economic development.
Deputy Administrator Coleman recognized Guyana’s leadership as the chair of the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) food security committee and the country’s contributions in reducing food import dependency in the region. In addition, she noted the importance of Guyana’s partnership with CARICOM and USAID towards strengthening energy security in the region.
Deputy Administrator Coleman also emphasized that USAID remains committed to maintaining close ties with the Government of Guyana and to advancing peace, security, and prosperity in the wider Caribbean region.