Georgetown, Guyana – (August 3, 2018) President David Granger, today, received a courtesy call from Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, the third Deputy Chairperson and other executives of the African Union Commission at State House.

The meeting also included Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton, African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) Executive, Dr. Eric Phillips, Mr. Deon Abrams, Secretary of the Pan African Movement in Guyana, Dr. Joycelynne Loncke, Mr. William Okaikoe, Special Assistant to the Deputy Chairperson, Bureau of the Deputy Chairperson, Mr. Ahmed El Basheer, Director, Citizens and Diaspora Organisations (CIDO), African Union Commission, Mr. Kyeretwie Akwasi Osei, Desk Officer, Americas and the Caribbean, CIDO and Ms. Senia Abderahman, Senior Policy Officer, Office of the Chairperson, African Union Commission.

During the meeting, the two sides discussed the celebrations and plans for the observance of the 180th anniversary of the abolition of slavery as well as the International Decade for People of African Descent (IDPAD) and how the organisation can strengthen its relationship and reach in Guyana and the Caribbean.

President Granger noted that the Government of Guyana is committed not only to the full observance of the International Decade but would also like to see plans developed for beyond the decade.

Ambassador Quartey in an invited comment said that he is pleased with the engagement and looks forward to strengthening ties with the country.

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