Bolsonaro says Suriname is willing to give Brazil preference in oil exploitation

"The president of Suriname said he would like to prioritize, give us preference in seeking to exploit [these oilfields] through Petrobras," Bolsonaro said during a live broadcast on his social networks.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  Bolsonaro is on an official visit to Suriname and on January 20 met with the country's president, Chandrikapersad Santokhi. The Brazilian President traveled along with Minister of Infrastructure Tarcisio Freitas and Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque.

Albuquerque recalled that in Suriname and Guyana there are proven reserves equivalent to 40% of the whole Brazilian pre-salt: "It is a lot of oil, a lot of gas in these countries," he said.

He recalled that Brazil has experience in the exploitation of oil fields, the necessary technological development, patents, knowledge in environmental protection, among . . .

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