Georgetown, Guyana – (December 13, 2017) As Guyana and the Kingdom of Morocco celebrate five years of cordial diplomatic relations, President David Granger, today, accredited Mr. Nabil Adghoghi as the new Moroccan Ambassador to Guyana. The two countries established formal diplomatic ties on December 14, 2012.

President Granger said that Morocco’s efforts to balance economic development and the protection of the environment can provide valuable lessons for Guyana. Moreover, he lauded Morocco’s global leadership on issues such as climate change and the protection of the environment manifested in its hosting of the Conference on Climate Change in Marrakesh November 2016, which he attended.

“I had the opportunity to participate in that event and to iterate our support for the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions, including through the increased generation and use of renewable energy. Guyana is in transition towards becoming a ‘green’ state. The ‘green’ state will place emphasis on the protection of our environment, the preservation of our biodiversity and the generation of energy from renewable sources. Guyana looks forward to cooperation with Morocco in advancing its ‘green’ development agenda,” the Head of State said.

The new Ambassador said that there is potential for significant cooperation between Guyana and Morocco, noting that his country has a keen interest in developing partnerships in agriculture, fisheries, maritime transport, professional training, water management, student exchanges.

“Guyana has been playing an important role in regional and international relations especially in the formulation of development policies… Morocco launched in November in Brasilia, negotiations for free trade agreement with Mercosur [Common Market of the South] to which Guyana is an associated member. This framework will automatically impact the development, economic and commercial ties between our two countries,” he said.

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