Guyana and Brazil agree to improve cross-border cooperation

09 Jun

Representatives of Brazil and Guyana at the recently held meetings of the Guyana/Brazil Frontier Committee and the Guyana/Brazil Consular Group.


INFORMATION NOTE

 

During the recently convened sixth meeting of the Guyana/Brazil Frontier Committee and the fifth of the Consular Group of the two States, they agreed on a number of recommendations for cooperation between the authorities of both countries, and for implementing policies to improve cross-border cooperation and the wellbeing of their respective population.

 

The delegations of both countries comprised officials from the health sector; indigenous affairs; security; agriculture; education; immigration; customs and the revenue authorities.

 

The meetings, which were held in Lethem last 5 and 6 June, were declared open by the Chairman of Region Nine, Mr Brian Allicock and the Governor of the State of Roraima, Brazil, Ms Sueli Campos.  They both stressed the importance of the meetings to strengthening friendly and cooperative relations that already existed between the two South American neighbours.

 

The Guyana/Brazil Frontier Committee was established on 14 September 2009, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two countries on the Takatu Bridge. The last meeting was held in Brazil in 2016.

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

June 09, 2017

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