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- Discusses co-operation in infrastructure, trade and energy

President Dr Irfaan Ali earlier on Thursday met with President of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi and President of Brazil H.E Jair Bolsonaro for a working lunch at Torarica Hotel in Paramaribo, Suriname. The Heads of State met to discuss enhancing cooperation in a number of areas, including infrastructure, trade and energy. The Office of the President in a statement said the three leaders discussed the formation of an energy corridor, oil and gas and other natural resources opportunities, among other areas of common interest. Minister of Agriculture, Zulfikar Mustapha; Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd; Minister of Public Works, Juan Edghill and other government officials were also present at the meeting.

Talks between the three nations will be advanced at the ministerial level in the coming months.

Brazilian President His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro and other officials will be arriving in Guyana tomorrow for a one-day official visit to advance bilateral talks with President Irfaan Ali.

President Ali and President Bolsonaro will have discussions centered on improving economic relations, energy and food security, telecommunications among others

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