India Offers Guyana Credit to Help Buy AIDS Medicine, Modernize Government
July 19, 2006
On Tuesday in Georgetown, India agreed to extend a line of credit to help Guyana purchase AIDS drugs and acquire computers with which to modernize government operations. The agreement came during a visit by Shashi Tripathi, a secretary in India's external affairs ministry. India will provide a $25 million line of credit under terms to be set by the end of Tripathi's visit, said Ronald Gajraj, Guyana's high commissioner to India, adding that the officials may also agree on other uses for the money. Guyana has a population of about 750,000; some 43 percent of its residents are descendents of Indians who came to the country to work the sugar plantations after slavery was abolished in 1838.
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