Aberdeen Lord Provost Barney Crockett inspected a special police troop as he visited Guyana to build relations.
Mr Crockett met with dignitaries as he braved the sweltering heat of the South American nation as plans are drawn up for twinning between the country’s capital Georgetown and the Granite City.
Guyana, with a population of around 783,000, has also emerged as a global hotspot for offshore energy, with Exxon Mobil recently discovering the Liza prospect off the country’s Caribbean coast, containing some 4.2billion barrels of oil.
It is hoped that north-east firms can also benefit from the oil finds.
The Lord Provost was asked to inspect a guard of police, while bedecked in full formal highland regalia.
He met Carl Greenidge, vice president, acting Prime Minister and minister of foreign affairs. They were joined by High Commissioners Quinn and Case and members of the ministerial team from the UK.
Mr Crockett said it was a “wonderful honour” to be asked to inspect the guard.