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Friday, May 26, 2006


Guyana has received 40th Independence Anniversary greetings from various heads of states and other leaders around the world.

Notably, Queen Elizabeth II sent a brief note to President Bharat Jagdeo, wishing the government and people of Guyana well on our Independence Day.

“It brings me much pleasure,” stated the British Monarch, “to send Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of your 40th Anniversary of Independence, together with my best wishes for the happiness and prosperity of the Government and people of Guyana for the coming year.”

It should be noted that when Guyana gained its independence from Great Britain, Her Majesty Elizabeth II was not yet long on the throne of England.

The President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, is also wishing the country his best for Independence.

“India and Guyana have very cordial and friendly relations,” stated the Indian Head of State, “and I am confident that the bonds of friendship will be further strengthened in the years to come.”

The Mayor of the Washington, D.C – the Capital of the United States of America – has declared today “Guyana Independence Day” in the city. A press release, forwarded through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs cites the sterling contribution of Guyanese to the city as influencing the decision.
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