“On behalf of all the people of Guyana – welcome to our country. We are delighted to host this year’s Commonwealth Finance Ministers’ Meeting and invite all our visitors from overseas to enjoy our country’s unique beauty and legendary hospitality.
This Finance Ministers’ Meeting takes place at a time of major change for the Commonwealth and for our planet.
International terrorism, threats to energy security and the global dangers from climate change present challenges which were barely known about just ten years ago.
Future generations will judge us by our response in the face of these challenges – did we allow them to overwhelm us, or did we apply our collective abilities to solve them and create a better world?”
Bharrat Jagdeo, President of the Republic of Guyana