Brazil’s Bolsonaro to visit Suriname and Guyana for talks on oil cooperation

President Jair Bolsonaro will visit Suriname and Guyana on Thursday and Friday for talks on economic cooperation following recent oil and gas discoveries by the two neighbors, the Foreign Ministry said Monday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Bolsonaro and the presidents of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, and Guyana, Irfaan Ali, will hold a working lunch in Suriname's capital Paramaribo on Thursday to discuss "projects of common interest," according to a Foreign Ministry statement.

"The presidential trip occurs in the context of strengthening bilateral relations, in a scenario of resumption of strategic dialogue between the governments and prospects for greater economic and social development in Suriname and Guyana, driven by recent oil and gas discoveries," the statement added.

Representatives of Petrobras (PETR4) are expected to join Bolsonaro in the negotiations on oil and gas . . .

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