Guyana and Suriname collaborate to stop the illegal export of gold and diamonds from Guyana – 13th Feb 2013
Strict monitoring of the operations of small scale miners, who illegally export mineral resources including gold and diamond to Suriname, has been identified as one of the areas Guyana and Suriname are collaborating on, as the two countries deepen their bilateral relations.
This was part of the ministerial level meeting which was convened following a request by the Presidents of both Guyana and Suriname.
The two Heads of Government had earlier committed to cooperating on several areas including the sustainable exploitation and development of natural resources.
Natural Resources Minister of Guyana, Robert Persaud, said, the partnership will assist Guyana which is looking to expand its industry.
His counterpart, Minister Jim Hook said, Guyana and Suriname have long enjoyed good working relations.
He said, there is a great potential for cooperation which include the sharing of information on educational and training programmes.
Guyana has been shoring up its capabilities in dealing with natural resources especially in the area of mining.