Austria willing to offer tourism scholarships to Guyanese – as New Ambassador is accredited
Newly-appointed Austrian Ambassador, Gerhard Mayer today presented his Letters of Credence to President Donald Ramotar and reaffirmed his country’s dedication to deepen the cordial relationship that Guyana shares with Austria.
President Ramotar said that the two countries have been engaged in EU-CARIFORUM and Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) mechanisms which have allowed for collective pursuit of cooperation programmes and the advancement of issues of mutual interest on the international agenda.
“The continuity of accreditation to Guyana will provide us the opportunity to explore avenues for the deepening of our relations at the bilateral level,” the President said.
He also acknowledged the importance that Austria attaches to the Caribbean sub-region. Austria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CARICOM in 2008 which has given impetus to its relationship with the Caribbean.
This MoU allows for partners to focus on areas of mutual concern such as: energy, sustainable forestry management, and combating climate change.
Ambassador Mayer informed that his country is willing to offer scholarships particularly in the field of tourism, for which Austria is known.
He also reassured his Government’s willingness to facilitate a greater CARICOM involvement at its United Nations Office in Austria’s capital, Vienna.