Guyana and Brazil will be stepping up cooperation to fight transnational organized crimes. Earlier this week, the two countries signed an agreement for Inter-institutional cooperation.
Guyana’s Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn signed the agreement on behalf of the Government of Guyana.
In addition to providing for increased cooperation to combat transnational organized crime, it also seeks to fight and enforce additional preventative measures against illegal narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, terrorism, trafficking in persons, and the smuggling of wildlife, gold, and minerals.
It also seeks to address the trafficking of firearms, ammunition, explosives and their parts, money laundering, forgery, and cybercrimes.
Additionally, the agreement will also facilitate the exchange of information on public security, and measures related to the fight against organized crime.
The information-sharing objectives of the agreement will also include the exchange of knowledge, expertise, information, technology, research, and scientific development in both countries.
In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs said the agreement will not only promote building capacities among police officers but will also foster alliances to allow the two countries to promote the exchange of specialized equipment and technology while developing the exchange of information in accordance with national and international legislation.
Guyana and Brazil have shared diplomatic relations for over 55 years and have worked together closely in a number of areas.