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US open to helping Guyana modernise defence capacity – Stabroek News

By Marcelle Thomas

-Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, Daniel Erikson (left) with President Irfaan Ali yesterday (Office of the President photo)

Guyana’s economic transformation will see its bilateral defence partnership with the United States intensifying this year as the two nations strategise on plans for a futuristic modern defence system here.

This will also include training in a number of areas and visits from other US department heads throughout 2024.

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, Daniel Erikson, today wraps up a visit to this country. He informed that in meetings he has held with top officials on defence, Washington has pledged support to assist in areas of especially training for cybersecurity vigilance and sharing of information to combat transnational crimes.

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