A CONVERSATION WITH H.E. IRFAAN ALI, PRESIDENT OF THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA - Guyana’s economy was on track to grow by almost 60 percent in 2022, with oil reserves that rank the second highest in Latin America and the Caribbean. The country is at the forefront of leading new Caribbean Community (CARICOM) initiatives to address the region’s almost $6 billion food import bill and high electricity prices. With its emerging regional role, the United States and Guyana have a unique opportunity to further build on the bilateral relationship.
How can US announcements from the Summit of the Americas address CARICOM’s food and energy challenges? What steps is Guyana taking to lead regional initiatives aimed at improving food and energy security? How can a stronger US-Guyana partnership benefit long-term development and prosperity in the Caribbean?
The Caribbean Initiative at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center hosted a public conversation with the President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, H.E. Irfaan Ali, on how he envisions the future of the US-Guyana relationship.
This conversation was part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Leaders of the Americas series, which spotlights prominent leaders and provides first-hand insight into and analysis of key opportunities, recent developments, and regional trends.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 07/25/22