Last evening Ambassador Jernej Videtič joined with President David Granger and other dignitaries to launch a book titled ‘Aspects of European-Guyanese History’ at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown. The book is a collaborative effort between the National Trust of Guyana, the Guyana Heritage Society and the European Union.
Ambassador Videtič in his remarks said that the publication of the book is another demonstration of the excellent cooperation between the EU and Guyana. He explained that while Guyana is known for its stunning natural beauty and its hospitality, it is less known for its architectural heritage and rich history. “I am convinced that it will be more beneficial for Guyana to highlight this aspect as part of the brand Guyana. He further added that, ''this book illustrates the many facets of Guyana’s State-building process, how symbols of its Statehood had been established and how important it is to value them and uphold them for future generations.”
Many persons contributed to the content of the publication including President Granger himself, who penned an article on the Dutch Colonial Governor Laurens Storm Van’s Gravesande. Copies of the book will be donated to 150 secondary school across the country. Persons interested in purchasing copies of the book may do so through the Guyana Heritage Society.