According to a statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister, this was the first encounter between the two recently- elected leaders and they availed themselves of the opportunity to re-affirm the Guyana-Trinidad and Tobago bilateral relationship which is based on a history of shared values, respect, friendship and a tradition of cooperation at all levels of government, business and civil society.
During their talks, Granger briefed Rowley on the latest developments regarding the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy.
The Prime Minister conveyed the expectation that the situation would be resolved in the best interest of all, in accordance with international law, and that neither side would do anything to escalate the situation. In terms of strengthening existing TT-Guyana bilateral ties, Rowley and Granger exchanged views on deepening the collaboration already initiated in agriculture, skills development, and energy cooperation between both countries.
Also present at yesterday’s talks were Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dennis Moses and Guyana Foreign Affairs Minister Carl B Greenidge.