PRESS RELEASE People’s National congress Reform Flood Crisis Centre February 15, 2005




The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Mr. Robert Corbin, MP Met with His Excellency, Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel
February 15, 2005

The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform and Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Mr. Robert Corbin MP as part of the official programme of the visit, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency, Mr. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, on February 15, 2005 at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel.

The discussion centered on the political and economic situation in their respective countries during which Mr. Corbin took the opportunity to outline the plans of his Party, as reflected in the Manifesto of his Party at the last elections, for the establishment of a port in the Essequibo, which could be an outlet for Brazilian goods and correspondingly facilitate an increase in trade between the two countries, a situation which could be beneficial to Guyana.

Relations between Guyana and Brazil have been cordial, friendly and productive as they are based, among other things, on ideas of mutual respect, the sanctity of treaties and borders and a shared view about the peaceful development of the international system. The PNCR, as a Government at that time, established relations with Brazil in 1968 and laid the foundation for the establishment of programmes and exchanges, which have benefited the society and peoples of both countries.

People’s National congress Reform
Flood Crisis Centre
February 15, 2005