Guyana signs MOU with Chile

― to exchange scientific and technical knowledge in mining, other areas

― Min. Trotman pays a visit to Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Valdivia

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Exchanges of technical information, visits, participation in training courses, conferences, symposia and the exchange of professional geoscientists in areas of mutual interest, are among the benefits expected out of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the Government of Guyana signed on Monday, with the National Service of Geology and Mining of the Republic of Chile.

Other cooperative research, consistent with the programmes of both parties, will also be facilitated by the agreement which framework outlines explicitly, the exchange of scientific and technical knowledge concerning Earth Sciences and Mining.

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, who signed the agreement said the MOU brings to fruition areas discussed when President David Granger visited Chile two years ago.

“We look to Chile as a good example for productive and safe mining practices and how the proceeds of mining can be utilised for the benefit of the citizens… this relationship between Guyana and Chile will benefit our people immensely and we can look to no better example than Chile of how to do it properly” he stated.

In the meantime, Chile’s Minister of Mining, Baldo Prokurica, said his country was pleased to be able to share its knowledge and expertise with Guyana.

“We are very interested in signing this agreement and further collaboration especially in geological services” he noted.

Before the signing, Minister Trotman met with Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carolina Valdivia. During that meeting, both ministers praised the continued “strong” bilateral relations shared by Guyana and Chile.

Both parties also highlighted the upcoming COP25 summit on December 2 and 13 to be hosted in Santiago, an event that demonstrates the role Chile plays in climate change.

Felecia Valenzuela.

Images: Ministry of Natural Resources.