Guyana/Colombia to strengthen extractive industries collaboration


Guyana’s Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud, during his recent official visit to Colombia, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia, Mr. Federico Rengijo. During their engagement, the possibility of a memorandum of understanding was explored to look at mining and illegal mining in the two countries, particularly in the area of sharing experiences and technology transfer.
Additionally, the Minister of Mines and Energy of Colombia expressed an interest in the hydrocarbon sector in Guyana. Hence, a team from Colombia is expected to visit in early 2013 for further discussions.
Minister Persaud was in Colombia highlighting Guyana’s position at regional consultations for the Latin America and the Caribbean region in preparation for the fifth session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Mercury in Colombia.