The Alliance For Change is calling for “disclosure of Guyana’s Foreign Policy”
The call came in light of an announcement by the US Embassay that Taiwan will be setting up an office for trade in Georgetown.
The move apparently angered Beijing and a meeting was held between China and Guyana.
The Foreign Ministry subsequnrtly scrapped the arrangement with the Taiwanese.
“The AFC was made aware that Guyana under the PPP had entered into an agreement with Taiwan to set up an office here. Little is known of this agreement and how it interplays with our long held “One China” policy. There was no Parliamentary discussion or engagement with the majority Opposition on this seeming new foreign policy. In fact, the Alliance For Change learnt of the PPP’s action through the local and international media.”
After entering into an agreement with Taiwan to set up a trade office here, Guyana’s Government announced the termination of the agreement. The Government of Guyana has noted various media releases on the matter of a Taiwan Office in Guyana.
“The Government of Guyana wishes to clarify that it continues to adhere to the One China policy and its diplomatic relations remain intact with the People’s Republic of China.
The Government has not established any diplomatic ties or relations with Taiwan and as a result of the miscommunication of the agreement signed, this agreement has since been terminated,” the Foreign Ministry noted.