Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes, on Wednesday 9th November warmly received a courtesy call from Dr. Linda Sobeh Ali, newly accredited Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the State of Palestine to Latin America and Guyana. She had presented her Letters of Credence to H.E. President David Granger earlier that day.
Ambassador Sobeh Ali said that her country is well known for the progress it has made in employing renewable sources of energy, and that the state will soon commence procedures to purchase Guyana’s rice. Guyana can also benefit from the booming Pharmaceutical industry. The path, the Ambassador said, is also open for expansion of Guyana’s agriculture industry utilizing Palestinian expertise especially with high tech poultry farms, and their national Seed Banks.
The two officials also discussed the mutual benefits each country could accrue from Tourism, particularly Religious Tourism in Palestine, e.g. visits to Jerusalem and Bethlehem, and Adventure tourism in Guyana’s hinterland.
The Ambassador informed Minister Hughes that the Palestinian private sector is the real engine of her country’s growth, and that the business owners there have expressed interest in participating in Guyana’s trade fairs and expos.
Ambassador Sobeh Ali, a Doctor (PhD) of Economics, is headquartered in neighbouring Venezuela. She plans to visit Guyana on alternate months to lay the groundwork for possible Palestinian business investments and Technical Assistance programmes.