The Guyana High Commission in London is the official diplomatic representative of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
The High Commission was established upon Guyana’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1966, and is one of its earliest diplomatic missions established abroad. The High Commission is headed by a High Commissioner who is supported by a complement of diplomatic (Guyanese) and administrative (locally recruited) staff.
The High Commission is charged with advancing Guyana’s foreign policy objectives with regard to bilateral relations with the United Kingdom and other European Countries to which the High Commission is accredited, as well as assigned multilateral fora. Accordingly, it seeks to develop and maintain strategic relations with countries at the bilateral level, as well as at the multilateral level. The High Commission acts as a conduit for investment and the promotion of trade by facilitating important and necessary linkages. It provides a platform for cultural engagement through the promotion of tourism and the commemoration/observation of Guyanese traditions.
At the bilateral level, in addition to being accredited to the Court of St James, the Guyana High Commission has responsibility for bilateral relations with the Republic of France, the Kingdom of Spain, Iceland, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Croatia.
At the multilateral level the High Commission promotes Guyana’s interest and facilitates engagement on emerging issues on the international agenda between the relevant Government Ministries, national agencies and international institutions. The High Commission has responsibility for Guyana’s engagements with the Commonwealth, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Maritime Organisation.