The Leader of the People's National Congress Reform, Mr. Robert Corbin, M.P., met the newly accredited High Commissioner of South Africa to Guyana, H.E. Faith Doreen Radebe, at his Congress Place, Sophia office on Thursday, May 17, 2007. Mr. Corbin was accompanied by the General Secretary of the Party, Mr. Oscar Clarke, Ms. Clarissa Riehl, M.P. and Mr. Ronald Austin while Ms. Radebe was accompanied by the First Secretary Political, Mr. Karabo Letlaka.

The PNCR Leader and the High Commissioner exchanged views on international, regional and local developments. The High Commissioner brought the PNCR Leader up to date on events in South Africa, including the continued progress of this country in economic terms and its beneficial effect on the rest of the southern African region. Mr. Corbin, in turn, gave an assessment of internal developments in Guyana, while indicating his own experiences with the liberation struggle and the leading actors in it.

Both personalities agreed that they would work for the further strengthening of the long standing relations between the PNCR and the African National Congress (ANC), relations which were established over the last 37 years and which saw the exchange of visits from such top ANC officials as Oliver Tambo and return visits by senior members of the PNCR. A reflection of the close relationship between the PNCR and the ANC was the naming of Mandela Avenue for ANC’s and Africa’s great statesman, Madiba Nelson Mandela, in the early 1990s along with a petition calling for his release.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Georgetown, Guyana
Friday, May 18, 2007