Guyana US / continue to collaborate on drug trafficking
A letter of Agreement signed today between the US government and Guyana will ensure that several programmes including countering narco and human trafficking, tackling corruption and money laundering and gender based violence as well as training continue to run. The value of the cooperation agreement is 170 million Guyana dollars and will also see the forensic laboratory behind the University of Guyana become fully operational. Ambassador Brent Hardt signed on behalf of the US
Guyana has already received several items including Aluminium boats, a fingerprint Identification system and several other programmes of co-operation under the programme but Ambassador Hardt said the work is far from complete. He says the ultimate aim is to impact the citizens of this country.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues signed on behalf of Guyana and said that the widening scope and nature of transnational crime makes it even more important for Guyana and the US their relationship in several areas
Minister Rodrigues credited recent narcotic interceptions at Guyana’s CJIA and in the US to the continuing assistance by the US government in the training of personnel.
Minister Rodrigues praised the Caribbean Basin Security Iniative for its success in other parts of the region and expressed the hope that those successes are experienced in Guyana.