Georgetown, Guyana – (February 22, 2017) King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, along with the First and Second Deputy Prime Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; King Carl Gustaf of the Royal Palace of Sweden; His Excellency, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of the Republic of India and His Excellency, Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia have all written to President David Granger to extend felicitations on the occasion of Guyana’s 47th Republic Anniversary.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, in his message, extended sincere congratulations from the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Guyana. “We wish your country and its people continued success, prosperity and peace,” he wrote.
Mr. Mohammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of Saudi Arabia, in his message, extended warmest congratulations and wishes for the nation and its people’s “continued well-being and success”.
In addition, Mr. Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence of Saudi Arabia, also extended “warmest wishes” to the President and nation. “May continued success, strong health and prosperity always go your way,” he wrote.
King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, in his message, extended best wishes for President Granger’s “health and happiness and for the prosperity of the Guyanese people”.
President Mukherjee of India, in his message, said the good relations shared by Guyana and India “are based on the solid foundations of shared values and convergence of views”. He also lauded the recent visits of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to India and the meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl Greenidge and the Minister of State for External Affairs of India on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr. M.J. Akbar in New York in September 2016. “I am confident that our cooperation will be further enhanced in the years to come,” he wrote.
Additionally, President Widodo, in his message, which was conveyed via the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Paramaribo, Suriname, said he was honoured to be able extend hearty congratulations to President Granger and Guyana on the occasion. “I seize this opportunity to express my fervent hope that the ties of friendship that have been existing between Indonesia and Guyana should continue to be strengthened in the years to come,” he wrote.