Guyana, Argentina to deepen relations in public security

first_imgThe Guyana and Argentine Governments will be working together to deepen relations aimed at strengthening support in the public security sectors.Argentine Ambassador to Guyana Luis Martino and President David Granger toast at a reception to mark the 200th Bicentenary of the Independence of the Argentine RepublicArgentine Ambassador to Guyana Luis Martino announced that his Government is looking at areas which they can provide support for potential opportunities of development in Guyana.He was at the time speaking at a reception hosted to observe the 200th Bicentenary of the Independence of the Argentine Republic at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday evening.Ambassador Martino said the Argentine Government is currently looking at a project which deals with public security in Guyana, particularly to determine how they can provide support on a range of issues, including criminology, forensic studies, piracy, smuggling, and forensic medicine, among other areas.The proposed package is now under review at the various agencies in Argentina, Martino disclosed.Furthermore, the Ambassador said his Government is discussing with the Natural Resources Ministry and the Protected Areas Commission (PAC) ways in which staff locally can participate in training to upgrade their knowledge in the field.He stated that moves are also underway to develop a programme aimed at restoring historical artworks in Guyana.Other areas for consideration, he said, are with the Private Sector and the sport sector.Ambassador Martino noted that discussions with the various Private Sector bodies in Guyana have recommenced and with regards to sport, engagements are underway with the Education Ministry and the Guyana Olympic Association.He disclosed that Argentina will provide Guyana with a coach for intensive training of a national rugby team for an upcoming championship tournament.Meanwhile, President David Granger in his brief address, wished the Argentine Republic a happy independence anniversary.President Granger outlined that Guyana and Argentina celebrate four years of diplomatic relations; a partnership that continues to grow and improve.He noted that Guyana and Argentina share common values; whereby they do not interfere in internal affairs, they respect various treaties and international laws, and they maintain international peace and security.President Granger posited that the two countries will continue to work together for the betterment of both peoples, all in a shared notion of embracing the Union of South American Nations.last_img

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