Guyana and Brazil commit to completion of ongoing road link project

Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Her Excellency Maria Clara Duclos Carisio, today congratulated Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Honourable Hugh Todd, on his recent appointment. She pledged her country’s support in the continued advancement of bilateral relations.

Further, the Ambassador conveyed that the President of Brazil, His Excellency Jair

Bolsonaro, expressed interest in the ongoing dialogue between the two countries and,

through that engagement, expanding the agenda on cooperation. She pointed out that Brazil’s Economy Minister, Mr. Paulo Guedes, had also publicly expressed his eagerness i n the project to extend the road to Georgetown.

In his turn, Minister Todd expressed his gratitude to Ambassador Carisio for Brazil’s continued support to and cooperation with Guyana. He noted that the infrastructural project to connect the Lethem to the coast by road would be of mutual benefit to both States.

“We are happy to have Brazil as a neighbor, the Foreign Minister stated. “The kind -hearted nature of Brazilians is on display as the country continues to support its neighbors during this pandemic,” Minister Todd added.

Furthermore, he added, “We look to Brazil’s leadership in terms of protecting territorial sovereignty and integrity.”

Ambassador Carisio and Foreign Minister Todd also agreed to further explore cooperation in trade, health, and technical cooperation, among other areas.

The Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Federative Republic of Brazil established diplomatic relations on August 26, 1968.


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