Recently appointed Ambassador to the US pays courtesy call to Agri. Minister
Guyana’s recently appointed Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E. Samuel Hinds today paid a courtesy call to Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha at his Regent Street Office.
During their engagement, Minister Mustapha congratulated Ambassador Hinds on his recent appointment and expressed confidence that his tenure as Ambassador will serve in strengthening diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Minister Mustapha told Ambassador Hinds that Guyana is currently exploring non-traditional agricultural commodities like corn and soya-bean.
“As you know, we are now exploring non-traditional areas like soya bean and corn. We’ve been importing over US $30 million in these two commodities alone for the poultry industry. We did a feasibility study and now we’re in the trial phase. The private sector is also heavily involved in this process. Government will be facilitating the process by preparing the infrastructure. Hopefully, by next year, we can commence large-scale production,” Minister Mustapha said.
The two officials also discussed possible areas for investment in agriculture in Guyana. Minister Mustapha also provided Ambassador Hinds with a document outlining all possible areas for investment in the agriculture sector.
Ambassador Hinds served as Prime Minister for Guyana from 1992 to 2015. He also served as the Head of State in 1997.