FIA President: Guyanese are warm people

12th August, 2013

“Guyanese are warm and very friendly people,” declared Jean Todt, President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), moments before he boarded a private jet at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Corporation on August 9.

The FIA is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading motoring organisations.

The sports racing aficionado was on a two day visit to look at initiatives to effectively tackle road safety in the country. Part of his itinerary included courtesy calls to His Excellency Donald Ramotar and other Government Ministers.

And according to Mr. Todt, he was “very happy” with the meetings.

Commenting on his meetings with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) group, Mr. Todt revealed that the discussions were passionate and very strong. “…I know they have plans for restructuring and that which will be [moving] in the right direction.”

Before his departure, the FIA President was given a tour of the South Dakota Circuit, and spent approximately 30 minutes in the CJIAC’s Executive Lounge discussing Guyana’s food and culture.