The EU and Guyana have a fruitful relationship that has evolved and matured over the years.
In June 2000, Guyana signed up to the Cotonou Agreement – a treaty between the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, otherwise known as the ACP countries. The agreement focuses on three main areas:
- Development cooperation
- Political cooperation
- Economic and trade cooperation
In November 2012, the EU and the Caribbean adopted the Joint Caribbean-European Union Partnership Strategy. This strategy is improving Caribbean–EU relations by adding a deeper political dimension to discussions. It focuses on:
- Regional integration
- Climate change and natural disasters
- Crime and security
- Joint action in multilateral fora.