New Brazil Ambassador to Guyana accredited
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, December 11, 2019
His Excellency President David Granger has accredited the new Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Guyana, Her Excellency, Maria Clara Duclos Carisio.
Ambassador Carisio handed over her credentials to the Head of State on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidency in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings.
President Granger reaffirmed Guyana’s commitment to strengthening relations with Brazil and advancing bilateral cooperation in the fields of defence, education, health, infrastructure, petroleum, security and environmental protection.
He said the two states had a shared vision for South America as a zone of peace and that Guyana would continue to work with Brazil to advance the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America.
President Granger also noted the countries’ shared interest in preserving the Guiana Shield as their natural patrimony and called for continued cooperation to explore sustainable pathways of environmental protection.
Meanwhile, Ambassador Carisio lauded the Guyana government’s efforts to introduce Portuguese at the secondary school level, describing it as an essential step for the integration of the two countries.
The diplomat also committed to work to strengthen the relations between the two states in the interest of their peoples.
Guyana and Brazil have enjoyed friendly relations since the establishment of diplomatic ties on August 26, 1968.
Guyana continues to receive assistance from the Government of Brazil through civilian, military, and technical cooperation projects.