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Guyana PM Phillips in India for week-long visit
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Guyana PM Phillips in India for week-long visit

Guyana's Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret'd) Mark Phillips on Wednesday met with India's External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar at the Hotel Taj Palace.

The EAM took to his X account to share some more details about the interaction.

Guyana's Prime Minister Brigadier (Ret'd) Mark Phillips on Tuesday had received a warm welcome as he arrived in India.

As per the Ministry of External Affairs, PM Phillips's visit to India will further strengthen the multifaceted relationship between the two countries.

Taking to X, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal said, "PM Mark Phillips of Guyana arrives to a warm welcome in New Delhi. The visit will further strengthen our multifaceted relationship and unique people-to-people linkages that we share."

PM Phillips is also scheduled to hold a meeting with Indian President Droupadi Murmu at the Rashtrapati Bhawan later on Wednesday, after which he will meet Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar at the India Habitat Centre.

Later, the Guyana PM will be attending programmes in Delhi and Agra from February 8 to February 10.

He will depart from India on February 11, according to the statement released by the MEA.

In April last year, EAM Jaishankar paid a visit to Guyana, called on PM Phillips, and discussed energy, disaster resilience, and defence cooperation.

He also co-chaired the 5th India-Guyana Joint Commission Meeting with his Guyana counterpart Hugh Todd and held "comprehensive discussions" related to agriculture, energy, health and pharmaceuticals and defence cooperation.

He also said it is very natural to discuss cricket on a visit to Guyana, as he called the nation, the land of Rohan Kanhai and Lance Gibbs.

Moreover, EAM Jaishankar, during his Guyana visit also celebrated Earth Day and planted a tree, and later also met his counterpart from Saint Lucia, Alva Baptiste.

India's relations with Guyana are warm and cordial, with a high degree of understanding.

(ANI)

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