Fifth meeting of the Guyana/Brazil Group set for June 5 and 6

DPI/GINA, GUYANA, Friday, June 02, 2017

Cabinet has approved the hosting of the fifth meeting of the Guyana Brazil Group on Council Cooperation and the Sixth Meeting of the Guyana/Brazil Frontier Committee. This was announced by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon at the post Cabinet briefing at the Ministry of Presidency today.

Minister Harmon explained that the meetings will be held on June 05 and 06, 2017 in Lethem, Region Nine. Guyana’s delegation will be led by Ambassador Audrey Waddell Jardine.

According to the minister the purpose of the meeting is to address issues relating to “cooperation between communities on the borders between Guyana and Brazil on the areas of health, education water management, animal and agricultural surveillance, trafficking and violence against women, indigenous issues and public security.”

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

“This mechanism was established to advance the process of integration by nurturing development of the population within the frontier communities,” Minister Harmon called.

The Fifth Meeting of the Guyana Brazil Group on Council Cooperation and the Sixth Meeting of the Guyana/Brazil Frontier Committee was last held in Bom Fim, Brazil in February 2016.

 

By: Ranetta La Fleur

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