Georgetown, Guyana – (May 25, 2016) Mr. Juan Gonzalez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, United States Department of State, today, met with President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency.
He was accompanied by United States Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Perry Holloway, Commander Michael White of the United States Embassy in Guyana, Captain Robert Landolfi, US Coast Guard and Ms. Dawn Leavitt.
Mr. Gonzalez is in Guyana for the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Independence Celebrations.
President David Granger shares a light moment with Mr. Juan Gonzalez, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State, during their meeting, today, at the Ministry of the Presidency.
In an invited comment, Mr. Gonzalez said that it was an honour to be in Guyana for the celebrations as he noted that it is a beautiful country with beautiful people, which shares cordial and friendly relations with the United States.
“I am happy to be here representing the United States. The first thing the President and I discussed [was] the amazing reservoir of goodwill that exists between the United States and his government and the people of Guyana and our commitment to working towards advancing the prosperity of not just Guyana but the rest of the Caribbean. There are a lot of Guyanese in the United States so there is a familiar relationship between the United States and the people of Guyana. So coming here, even though it’s my first visit to Guyana, it is almost like a homecoming,” he said.