President slated for State Visit to Brazil

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President David Granger is scheduled to make an official State Visit to Brazil following the MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) Summit next month, the Ministry of the Presidency announced in a statement on Monday evening.

According to the statement, the President met with Brazil’s Ambassador to Guyana, Mr Lineu Pupo de Paula at State House on Monday, to discuss issues pertaining to the agenda for the two-day visit, which is slated for December 21-22, 2017.

“This State Visit was discussed and agreed to by Presidents Granger and Mr Michel Temer of Brazil when they met on the margins of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September,” the statement noted.

According to the statement, President Granger said he intends to have discussions on a number of matters including deeper cooperation between the Guyana Defence Force and the Brazilian Military in terms of capacity-building and expertise transfer and follow-up dialogue on the work of the Guyana-Brazil Joint Technical Working Group, which was established to identify and implement key developmental projects.

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