SECOND Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl B Greenidge, on Tuesday handed over the Letter of Commission appointing Marc Kinson Antoine as Honorary Consul of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to the Republic of Haiti.
Mr Antoine is a well-established businessman who is the assistant general manager and co-owner of ADEKO Enterprises, a freight forwarder and shipping agency, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a release. He is also a licensed custom broker and maritime agent. In addition, he serves as a member of the board of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Haiti), one of the largest and most active business associations in Haiti since 1980.
Guyana and Haiti established diplomatic relations on 6 October, 1970 and efforts have since been ongoing to strengthen those relations in a mutually beneficial way for both countries. Mr Antoine is expected to promote tangible bilateral cooperation between Guyana and Haiti through the promotion of trade and other linkages. He will also render consular assistance to any Guyanese citizen in Haiti as required. The Consulate will be located at ADEKO Enterprises S.A., 42 Boulevard Toussaint Louverture, Route de l’aéroport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.