Foreign Secretary meets with senior White House officials on security, other matters

Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud with Assistant Secretary of State Brian Nichols

The policy dialogue sought to build on the technical consultation held in Georgetown earlier this month, with a view to gaining a better understanding of each other’s priorities.

The two sides exchanged views on several thematic and regional agenda items on the Security Council. Guyana’s priorities identified for its tenure on the Council were also discussed, including food and climate security, Haiti and Colombia.

Both sides agreed to coordinate on areas of common interests, with the objective of promoting the mandate of the Security Council in maintaining international peace and security.

The Foreign Secretary was accompanied by officials from the Permanent Mission of Guyana including Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Guyana’s Ambassador to the U.S, Samuel Hinds.

The US team comprising experts of the Department of State was led by Ambassador Michele Sisson, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of International Organisation Affairs.

Guyana will assume the non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the third time in January 2024.