Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of South America’s up and coming oil producing powerhouse Guyana, is on a visit to Brazil, the continents biggest oil producer.
According to a statement from the Office of the President, Mr. Ali left Guyana today for Brasilia, the capital of the Federative Republic of Brazil, to attend the inauguration ceremonies of President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Vice President-elect Geraldo José Rodrigues Alckmin Filho.
The inauguration is set to take place later today at the Planalto Palace and Itamaraty Palace, respectively.
The Office of the President said Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Honourable Hugh Todd, is accompanying Mr. Ali on the visit.
This year, Guyana will be dispatching new bilateral requests to President Lula da Silva as it looks to foster closer relations through the creation of a deepwater harbour connecting the two countries.
“I have already requested through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a bilateral letter with the new President [elect] of Brazil because we have to start very early to ensure that timelines are not missed,” Mr. Ali recently stated.
Lula won over his predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, after an initial general election and subsequent run-off vote.