[www.inewsguyana.com] – New Brazilian Ambassador to Guyana, Mr. Lineu Pupo de Paula today presented his Letters of Credence to President Donald Ramotar, and pledged to focus on strengthening relations, and to foster ongoing projects between the two South American nations.
President Ramotar pointed out that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1968, the relationship between Guyana and Brazil has been especially friendly and productive.
“Our bilateral cooperation programme is wide ranging and focuses on priority areas of our national development agenda. The common positions we consistently share on several issues on both regional and international agenda also provide a solid foundation or us to maintain a long and lasting relationship.”
Within recent times, Guyana has given impetus to these relations through various initiatives especially in the area of infrastructure development.
The President added that it is his hope these relations will lead, not only to increased prosperity between the two countries and people, but also will take them one step closer to the shared vision of an integrated South America.
Meanwhile, the new Brazilian Ambassador noted that the bilateral relations between the two countries have developed through mutual understanding and trust, including cooperation in the technical and military areas.
“Many Brazilians have come to Guyana in the last years, as well as many Guyanese have gone to live in Brazil, especially close to the border.”
The Ambassador added that Guyana and Brazil have set on an approximation process whose symbolic milestone was the inauguration of the bridge over the Takutu River.
[Extracted and Modified from GINA]