Vice President of Guyana Dr Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday called on the President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Welcoming Dr Jagdeo to Rashtrapati Bhavan, the President said that India attaches very high importance to its relations with Guyana as it has been a homeland to Indian brothers and sisters for the last 180 years.
She said, even though India and Guyana are separated geographically by a large distance but both have many aspects in common such as colonial past, predominantly agricultural and rural-based economies, and multicultural societies. President Murmu noted that trade between India and Guyana is on an upward trajectory and in 2021-22, despite the pandemic the bilateral trade witnessed a growth of over 300 percent. She stressed on the need to further diversify the bilateral trade.