An official in Guyana's government says Libya is preparing to open an embassy in the South American nation.
Liz Harper is the director general of Guyana's foreign ministry. She said Tuesday a Libyan delegation is expected to travel to Guyana later this month to launch an embassy in the capital, Georgetown.
Guyana's official news agency, GINA, says President Bharrat Jagdeo is an official visit to the North African country and has held several trade meetings with officials in Moammar Gadhafi's government.
The Georgetown embassy would serve as Libya's regional contact with the Caribbean Community, the 15-member trade bloc headquarted in Guyana.