The Secretary of State is reportedly expected to sign a number of agreements with President Mohamed Irfaan Ali.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo is expected to visit Guyana next week according to Guyanese news outlets.
Pompeo, who is expected to visit on September 17 and 18 will be the highest-ranking United States official to visit Guyana in history. The visit also coincidentally seems very aligned with the “maximum pressure” illegal US strategy to oust Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro after the failure of Juan Guaido project and in the mist of US presidential race.
The Secretary of State is reportedly expected to sign a number of agreements with President Mohamed Irfaan Ali. But many analysts agree in what is called the “October Surprised” scenario for Venezuela as the ultimate military option to achieve US imperial goals to put a hand on the South American socialist country. In this “October Surprise” Colombia and Brazil are already signed and there is already heavy US navy presence in front of Venezuelan shores, so having Guyana aligned in the plan sounds very appropriate to bullet proof it, according to the analysts.
In July, the State Department announced visa sanctions against Guyana former Government Ministers and officials of the APNU+AFC administration, supposedly over efforts to derail the results of the 2020 elections.
Spoke with Guyanese President Irfaan Ali to express our congratulations on his election victory. Democracy ultimately prevailed in Guyana. The United States stands ready to work with our Guyanese neighbors after this historic transition.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) August 31, 2020
The Government of Guyana in April refused a request from the U.S. Government to relay Voice of America (VOA) radio broadcasts exclusively towards Venezuela. Former President David Granger commenting to the media at the time, said the request was declined so as not to further destabilize relations between the two neighbors.
A letter from Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs addressed to Chief of Staff of Guyana’s Defense Force, Godfrey Best, requests a meeting to discuss security during the top diplomat’s two-day visit.
On August 31, Pompeo tweeted his congratulations to the new President nearly a month after the declaration was made on August 2, “Democracy ultimately prevailed in Guyana. The United States stands ready to work with our Guyanese neighbors after this historic transition.”
Featured image: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo | Photo: Twitter / @SecPompeo
(Telesur English) with OT content