September 24 ,2020
A new Diaspora and Remigration Unit has been established in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
A release yesterday from the Ministry said that this body will allow for an “enhanced, sustained, and coordinated engagement with all Guyanese abroad.” The Unit, it further stated, “will work towards fostering greater collaboration with the diaspora in the areas of trade and investment, philanthropy, tourism, youth engagement, attraction of skill and remigration, as well as streamlining the contributions and resources of the diaspora to effectively aid Guyana’s development agenda.”
This development is in keeping with President Irfaan Ali’s recent commitment towards leveraging the skills, expertise, talent, and investment potential within the global Guyanese community.
The Government and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will continue to collaborate on the finalisation of an Enhanced Diaspora Engagement Strategy & Plan of Action. Once concluded and approved, this Strategy and Plan of Action will “align national development plans and strengthen Guyana’s pursuit of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Within this broader framework, there will also be a special emphasis on remigration.
Those who require more information may visit the Ministry’s website: www.minfor.gov.gy or email email@example.com. The Ministry may also be reached at telephone numbers: +592-226-1606-8 ext. 339/340 and persons can visit the Diaspora and Remigration Unit located on the ground floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.