Mexico’s Independence celebrations in Guyana

first_imgGuyana and Mexico toasted to the prosperity of the longstanding bilateral relationship between the two countries on Thursday at the Marriott Hotel, Georgetown.In observance of the 206th Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of Mexico, both President David Granger and Mexican Ambassador Ivan Sierra reflected on the strong cooperation of the countries over the years and they pledged to further enhance these relations.The Mexican Ambassador highlighted some of the areas where the two countries will continue to work to develop. He disclosed that the two states will definitely move ahead to make progress in security, climate change and food security.Meanwhile, President Granger expressed heartfelt congratulations to Mexico on the achievement of this important milestone. He noted that though the two countries are distinctly different, they share some common values that contribute to strong diplomatic relations.Granger further expressed that Guyana and Mexico have demonstrated that a small South American State and a large North American State are capable of finding common ground to enjoy mutual benefits in their relations.The Guyanese President went on to say that both countries share common values such as mutual respect for each other’s territory integrity and sovereignty, their foreign affairs; respect for treaties and international laws as well as the maintenance of international peace and security.Moreover, Granger admired the Spanish-speaking nation’s efforts in sustainable development especially in areas of renewable energy.In this regard, the Head of State said Guyana can benefit a lot from Mexico’s successful adaptations to renewable energy sources in its plan to achieve a green economy.Meanwhile, the auspicious event featured the symbolic cake-cutting between the Guyanese President and the Mexican Ambassador.Some of the dignitaries at the event included Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Ministers Joseph Harmon, Catherine Hughes, David Patterson, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, among others, including the diplomatic community.last_img