Guyana: President Dr Irfaan Ali and the Minister of State for Foreign Trade for the United Arab Emirates – Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi held a panel discussion at the Global Business Forum – LATAM in Dubai on March 23, 2022 (Wednesday).
The panel discussion was hosted by Retired Emerging Markets Editor/Anchor of the CNN John Defterio. The government of Guyana stated that the discussion intended to deepen relations between countries in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.
During the discussion, President Ali mentioned that the Caribbean has potential as well as components for a modern and emerging economy.
“His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said that the Caribbean Region is a stable platform with all components for a modern and emerging economy,” the Guyanese government claimed. This address was asserted by the Head of State at the Caribbean Investment Forum (CIF 2022), which the Caribbean Export Development Agency hosted in collaboration with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) in Dubai.
In this address, President Ali further highlighted the region’s economic potential and spoke extensively about opportunities in environmental services, the blue economy, agriculture, infrastructure, tourism and other areas of potential and predicted growth.
“Once you have the capital, the foresight, access to technology, then the Caribbean Region is a destination you should be looking at. It is a destination that offers you an opportunity to build a complex, multifaceted investment platform. And it’s a region that is looking at being self-sufficient in many areas,” President mentioned.
President further emphasised market access and location, infrastructure and logistics opportunities, financial needs, and Guyana’s potential.
During this trip to Dubai, President Ali is accompanied by the Ministry of Public Works – Deodat Indar; CEO of GO-Invest – Dr Peter Ramsaroop and Director of Projects in the Office of the President – Marcia Nadir-Sharma.