Saturday 5 December, 2020

PM Mottley congratulates President Ali

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has expressed her desire for a closer relationship between her island and Guyana.

In a congratulatory message to President Dr Mohammed Irfaan Ali, Mottley said: “Barbados highly regards the deep and lasting ties that exist between our two countries and which bind us both bilaterally and as sister members of the Caribbean Community.”

“Guyanese have long contributed to the development of Barbados since before our independence, as Barbadians have contributed to the development of Guyana. Our collaboration is therefore natural and well-founded in our shared history,”

Mottley further said she is looking forward to meeting soon with President Ali “to discuss ways in which we could further strengthen our relationship.”

The Prime Minister added that she is confident that Ali can lead Guyana through its challenges into a post-COVID-19 world. 

Ali was sworn in as Guyana's ninth Executive President earlier this month. 

The results of the March 2 Regional and General Elections were delayed due to legal challenges by supporters of the former Government. 

Mottley led a CARICOM delegation that negotiated for a vote recount, which eventually determined that Ali was the winner. 

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