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Reshaping diplomacy

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Reshaping diplomacy

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – President Bharrat Jagdeo says he hopes the recent revelations on whistle blowing website Wikileaks will help reshape diplomacy of the developed world, particularly the United States.
 “It will change American diplomacy and hopefully it will make diplomacy from the developed world more transparent,” he told officers of the Guyana Defence Force at the opening of their annual conference. 
Jagdeo said he was hoping for more Wikileaks revelations that would include Guyana because it would expose how policies are made by developed nations. 
The Guyanese leader said the Western world have been making policies for developed countries based on people’s personal and domestic matters and information picked up at cocktail receptions by their diplomats. 
“Most of us knew this is how it was but I think it exposes to the general public how frivolous some of these things are and how fickle and how in-transparent they are,” he said. 
Jagdeo said the Wikileaks revelations would force a rethink of diplomacy or the creation of secure connections so that people like Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange would not “get their hands on it.”