Guyana and EU to share experiences in Natural Resources Management

– forest products access to EU markets and Sovereign Wealth Fund high on the agenda
Natural Resources Minister, Hon. Vickram Bharrat along with His Excellency Fernando Ponz Cantó

To strengthen strategic partnerships and build alliances, the European Union Ambassador, His Excellency Fernando Ponz Cantó recently paid a courtesy call on Natural Resources Minister, Hon. Vickram Bharrat.

The meeting which served as an introduction to Minister Bharrat’s recent appointment, discussed several areas of cooperation which included but were not limited to EU-FLEGT expertise for Guyana’s forest products to gain access to EU markets and possible best practices for Guyana’s Sovereign Wealth Fund. Further, in the area of climate change, Ambassador Cantó commended Guyana for maintaining their support to the Paris Agreement which plays an important role in mitigating the global effects of climate change.

In moving forward, Minister Bharrat and Ambassador expressed a commitment to work closely together in the field of technical training, capacity building and shared experiences in Natural Resources Management.

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