The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends heartiest congratulations to you President Granger, on your election to the Presidency of Guyana. The Community also extends congratulations to the coalition of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) + Alliance for Change (AFC) on its victory at the polls.
CARICOM praises the people of Guyana for the free and fair elections and on their discipline and patience as they awaited the final result of the polls.
As a founding member of CARICOM and its headquarters country, Guyana plays a critical role in the integration movement. We look forward to the fresh ideas and perspectives which you, Mr. President and your Government, will bring to the strengthening and solidifying of our Community.
My colleague Heads of Government and I look forward to personally welcoming you, Mr. President, to the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, at the soonest possible opportunity.