Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Guyana, Japan agree on climate change cooperation

A joint statement issued after the talks in Tokyo said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Bharrat Jagdeo agreed to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, develop renewable energies, manage sustainable forests, ensure provision of clean drinking water and take disaster prevention measures related to rising sea levels.

Jagdeo travelled to Japan last Saturday after the conclusion of the Conference of the Caribbean in Washington DC. According to the joint statement, there was also an exchange of notes on Monday for a water supply project in Corriverton. Discussions were also held on other bilateral issues.

Meanwhile, according to GINA, Jagdeo reiterated Guyana's support for Japan's bid for a permanent place on the UN Security Council.

From Stabroek News