First Joint Monitoring and Review Committee (JMRC), Brussels

  1. The Joint Monitoring and Review Committee (JMRC) was convened on 29 June 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. This first meeting of the JMRC of the Guyana-European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) was chaired by the Hon. Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Natural Resources of Guyana, and Ms Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for Lrtemational Partnerships. A list of participants is present in Annex I.
  2. The Technical Committee of the JMRC convened on the 26 and 27 June between the EU and Guyana (hereinafter called ‘the Parties’), was co-chaired by Mr James Singh for Guyana and Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Guyana Mr Joan Nadal Sastre and with the participation of the VPA stakeholder observers. The content and conclusions of these technical sessions are captured in this Aide M6moire.
  3. The Parties committed to making public this Aide M6moire, the supporting documents and the presentations made at the technical sessions.
  4. The Parties agreed on the Agenda of the meeting and on drafting this Aide M6moire of the first JMRC.

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