Korean consulate opens in Guyana

first_imgIn commemoration of 50 years of diplomatic relations with Guyana, a Korean Consulate was on Friday evening commissioned at Thirst Park, Georgetown.Executive Member of the Private Sector Commission, Ramesh Dookhoo who was given the role of Consul, told the gathering that he was being processed since three years ago and was later signed on to the position by President David Granger and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge.Dookhoo nonetheless pledged allegiance to the post. “I pledge to Guyana and South Korea that I will serve in this position with honour, dignity and the integrity that depicts this office,” he said.He added that he believes there are many markets in Korea which Guyana will beFrom left: Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge shares a light moment with the newly appointed Consul, Ramesh Dookhoo and the Korean Ambassador to Guyanaable to benefit from.The newly appointed Consul noted, “There is much opportunity for collaboration with our two countries, especially in the areas of engineering, technology, industrialisation and niche markets for Guyanese products in the South Korean market”.Meanwhile, the Korean Ambassador to Guyana, who is based in neighbouring Venezuela, noted how pleased he is to see a consulate being set up here.The Ambassador said he looks forward to the new Consul boosting bilateral relations between the countries. He said, “I hope it (the consulate) can work hard towards enhancing the bilateral relationship,” especially since the country does not have an existent Embassy in Guyana.On the other hand, acting Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge spoke of the benefits of the appointed Consul.According to him, “We hope that with the establishment of Consuls such as Ramesh Dookhoo’s will help to ensure that we build an economic base on which the economic diplomacy on which we’ve embarked will thrive”.He added that he is expectant that the Consul will be able to deliver for the benefit of both countries. The new consulate is housed in Queenstown, Georgetown.The South Korean consulate is one of 36 foreign representations in Guyana, and one of 35 foreign representations in Georgetown.last_img read more