Deputy Assistant Secretary at the State Department for Caribbean and Central American Affairs Juan Gonzalez and United States Coast Guard Captain Robert J. Landolfi representing the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard visited Guyana on the occasion of Guyana’s 50thAnniversary of Independence. The primary purpose of their visit was to serve as President Barack Obama’s representatives to the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The Presidential delegation, which focused its meetings on U.S.-Guyana relations and a myriad of regional issues, held separate meetings with President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Greenidge, and CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque. The duo, accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Perry Holloway, also attended the National Flag Raising Ceremony and the Jubilee Float Parade.