Recently I had the great honor to meet his excellency, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali the first Muslim president of Guyana. In Guyanas National Assembly, was also a leading spokesperson on the economy and finance. He served as chair of the Public Accounts Committee, and co-chair of the Economic Services Committee of the Parliament of Guyana. One of the most important relationships for Caricom and for Guyana is that to the United States. The United States is an important partner for us, not only from a developmental perspective but from a societal perspective. Our countries are connected culturally. There is no other connection that is greater than people-to-people connection, and you are home to the largest diaspora of Guyana, and sometimes we miss this point.Dr Ali is married and father. Our presidents are doing a great job for Guyana and the people of Guyana may God continue to bless him and continue to direct him.