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he fact that the relationship between Guyana and the United States has evolved since forging diplomatic ties in 1966, was highlighted last evening by President Donald Ramotar as he offered remarks at the 237th Independence Day celebration of the United States hosted by Ambassador, D. Brent Hardt, and his wife at their residence.However, even as he spoke of the friendly ties the two countries share, the Guyanese Head of State, in diplomatic style, emphasised the need for the relations to always abide within “the principals of mutual respect and understanding and non-interference in each other’s affairs.”“These are the important principles laid down by the United Nations following the terrible consequences of the Second World War, which should always be our guide. That is the right of nations to self-determination. That is what our early leaders were trying to assert in the struggle for independence and in post-Independence Guyana.”Moreover, he insisted that Guyana is ready to play its part in the revolution of global problems, even as he alluded to Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy, which is aimed at combating climate change without compromising economic progress.The President in his deliberations last evening also disclosed that Guyana is ready to work in partnership with the United States to fight crimes, terrorism and trafficking in persons even as he underscored that the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative is also an important initiative as it has contributed to national efforts.“We remain committed to the implementation of the various facets of that programme,” said Ramotar as he highlighted what he described as the “valuable partnership of the United States with the Caribbean in advancing another element of our security agenda” which is the Region’s Comprehensive Disaster Management Strategy.In fact, he took note of the fact that regular funding provided through the United States Southern Command to the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency for humanitarian assistance and programmes has been augmented to include the construction of a training facility and a regional coordination centre with a warehouse. This facility, he observed, will also house the new Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Barbados.And according to Ramotar “we are very appreciative of this assistance and I am looking forward to the completion of this project that would be another tangible demonstration of the collaboration between the United States and the countries of the Caribbean in strengthening Disaster Management in the Region.”This project, he believes,Jerseys NFL Wholesale, would prove to be invaluable in saving lives and property as well.And even as he alluded to other collaborations with the United States and recounted moves by the country which achieved its independence on July 4, 1776, Ramotar expressed conviction that over the last 237 years, the people of the US have been inspired by the words of its Independence Declaration.The words he was alluding to was “we hold these truths to be self-evident,Wholesale NFL Jerseys China, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”The President also expressed his belief that “these are universal declarations that all people strive for in different conditions” even as he emphasised that “the people of the United States have gone on to build the largest economy in the world and the most powerful military machine ever known.”In his remarks last evening Ambassador Hardt, in looking back since July 4 last year, observed that relations between the United States and Guyana and the United States and the Caribbean Community have never been closer or more dynamic.“When I arrived in Guyana, I emphasised that the United States’ goal was to work as a close partner to help build a secure,Wholesale Adidas NHL Jerseys, prosperous, healthy and democratic Guyana and Caribbean Community.”“Working with the Government and people of the Region,Wholesale Adidas Hockey Jerseys, we have accomplished much; with continued mutual support, we can accomplish even more,” added Hardt.He made reference to the fact that it was just last month that Vice President Joseph Biden was able to meet with President Ramotar and other Caricom Heads of State in Trinidad for wide-ranging discussions to explore avenues for closer collaboration.And even as he spoke of other avenues of collaboration that have been engaged and are continuing, Ambassador Hardt noted that at the start of this year, the US Embassy had joined with other diplomatic missions in expressing “our confidence that this would be the year in which Guyana would move forward to ensure that its citizens benefit from strong and effective local governance to build safer, more prosperous and more democratic communities.”The celebration last evening, which embraced the theme “The Great American West”, saw the attendance of a wide cross section of individuals including members of the diplomatic Corps,NFL Cheap Jerseys China, Ministers of Government, the Parliamentary Opposition and Members of the Private Sector,Cheap NFL Jerseys China, among others. In addition to toasts, the President also joined the Ambassador in cutting an elaborate cake which portrayed the American Flag.
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