USAID, CARICOM commit to achieving ‘safer, more secure’ Guyana

A reception was held at Marriott hotel, Georgetown to celebrate the partnership between USAID and CARICOM(Photo: News Room/ November 8,2023)

Meanwhile, according to CARICOM Secretary General, Dr Carla Barnett, Guyana continues to play a vital role in reducing the region’s food import bill and ensuring food and nutrition security.

“CARICOM looks forward to furthering and deepening the discussions on our common interest within the framework of the PACC 2030 (Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis) to address the climate crisis…ensuring food security and local capacity for climate adaptation and resilience and of course deepening collaboration on all crucial consideration of the region,” Dr Barnett said.

As she acknowledged the progress resulting from the partnership, the Secretary General said, “Let us continue as good neighbours, partners and friends to nurture our stated commitment and work together to forge a more secure and prosperous future for all our citizens”.

Meanwhile, Regional Representative, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, of the USAID, Mervyn Farroe said that Guyana plays a vital role in the economic and social fabric of the Caribbean region.

“…Guyana’s potential to serve as an anchor in the region is exceptional…CARICOM continues to be a steadfast and valued partner with USAID in promoting development, stability and resilience in the Caribbean region,” Farroe said.

He noted that USAID and CARICOM are committed partners in the development of Guyana and the Caribbean.