Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Guyana)
|Jurisdiction||Guyana and its diplomatic missions worldwide|
|Headquarters||254 South Road & Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown|
|Agency executive||Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the government ministry of Guyana responsible for directing the nation's external relations and the operations of its international diplomatic missions. Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett has directed the ministry as Minister of Foreign Affairs since April 2008. The ministry is located in Guyana's capital city, Georgetown.
Responsibilities of the ministry include the management of bilateral relations with individual nations and its representation in international organizations, including the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations, among others. It also oversees visas, work permits, and immigration affairs.
List of ministers
This is a list of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Guyana:
- 1966–1972: Forbes Burnham
- 1972–1975: Sir Shridath Ramphal
- 1975–1978: Frederick Wills
- 1978–1990: Rashleigh E. Jackson
- 1990–1992: Desmond Hoyte
- 1992–1992: Cheddi Jagan
- 1992–2001: Clement Rohee
- 2001–2008: Samuel R. Insanally
- 2008–Present: Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett
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