The Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas and Consular Affairs), visits Guyana and the Dominican Republic from August 12 to 17, 2012, to enhance Canada’s relationships with these two important countries in the Americas.
While in Georgetown, on her first official visit to Guyana, the Minister of State will pay a courtesy call on President Donald Ramotar. She will also meet with Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett to discuss bilateral relations and regional trade issues, as well as with Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud and Minister of Finance Ashni K. Singh. In addition, Minister of State Ablonczy will visit the Vigilance Community Ground, where a Government of Canada investment is helping construct a multi-purpose building in support of the Buxton Youth Developer’s Literacy, Educational and Recreational Project. The project is aimed at empowering and motivating young people through literacy, education and recreational activities.
After her visit to Georgetown, Minister of State Ablonczy will travel to Santo Domingo to attend the inauguration of President-elect Danilo Medina Sánchez.