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Guyana: Synergies with Brazil – commentary

brazil_mapGuyana: Synergies with Brazil – Editorial

SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 | BY  |

At the commemoration of the 191st anniversary of the independence of Brazil, both President Ramotar and Brazilian Ambassador Luiz Seixas DeAndrade emphasised the mutual benefits of improving the transportation linkages between our two countries. We have products such as rice that can be exported to northern Brazil, while the Brazilians have for decades been stressing their desire for an overland passage to the North Atlantic for their goods produced in Manaus and other northern locales.

Such benefits have long been recognized as having positive implications for trade and commerce within a far wider circle, and indeed, encompassing all South America. Back in late 2000, as a matter of fact, at a meeting of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations), President Bharat Jagdeo was one of 12 South American Heads of State that launched the “Initiative for the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America” (IIRSA). This unprecedented multinational, multi-sectoral, and multi-disciplinary initiative’s main objective, as the name suggests, was to develop the region’s infrastructure.  Continue reading

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