Georgetown, Guyana – (June 8, 2016) President David Granger was, yesterday, paid a courtesy call by Ambassador Designate to South Africa, Dr. Cecil Kenrick Hunte at the Ministry of the Presidency.

Dr. Hunte, a Howard University professor, whose appointment was first announced in April this year, will be based in Pretoria, South Africa but will also serve as Guyana’s envoy to several other countries on the African continent.

During their meeting, the President spoke of his Administration’s plan to pursue economic diplomacy with a focus on ensuring that its overseas missions become more engaged in trying to market Guyana and Guyanese products.

Guyana established its High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa in 2014. It is the first full diplomatic mission on the African continent since the closure of the country’s diplomatic office in Zambia in August 1991.

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