Brazilian President Visits Guyana

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Brazilian and Guyanese Presidents Met in Georgetown

Georgetown, 7 May 2022 (TDI): Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is on a visit to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to enhance bilateral relations.

The Brazilian President visited Guyana accompanied by a delegation that included several federal ministers and other officials. The visit came at the invitation of Guyanese President Irfaan Ali.

During his one-day visit to Brazil’s northern neighbor, Jair Bolsonaro met the President of Guyana, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and a high-level cabinet team. Both presidents discussed the issues of the bilateral agenda.

The bilateral agenda between the two countries is broad. Both presidents covered issues such as infrastructure development, energy cooperation, trade and investment, health, agriculture, and defense and security cooperation. Moreover, they also shared views on the regional and international situation.

The two countries share a broad bilateral agenda, covering issues such as infrastructure development, energy cooperation, trade and investment, health, agriculture, and defense and security cooperation, and these will be among the issues to be addressed by the two Heads of State in Georgetown.

Meanwhile, Brazil and Guyana signed several legal cooperation and infrastructure development agreements. These agreements cover civil and criminal matters, along with the construction of a deepwater port, road and rail links, hydroelectric energy development, fiber optic connectivity, and agricultural projects.

In addition, both countries agreed to broaden energy cooperation. Guyana has become a low-cost and relatively small-scale oil-producing country in South America.

Furthermore, the two countries agreed to enhance cooperation in defense and security. According to a new agreement, Brazil will provide Guyana with technical support to help gather information for defense and security purposes.

Brazil-Guyana Relations

Brazil and Guyana established official diplomatic ties in August 1968 after the latter’s independence from the UK. Although the two countries share a land border, cross-border travel is rare because the region is covered in thick jungles.

Brazil has provided military assistance to Guyana including warfare training and logistics. Due to Brazil’s policy of promoting South American integration, bilateral ties have deepened in recent years. See More

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