1. The Joint Monitoring and Review Committee (JMRC) was convened on 24 November 2023 in Georgetown, Guyana. This second meeting of the JMRC of the Guyana-European Union (EU) 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 Mr René van Nes, Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Guyana. A list of participants and observers is present in Annex I.
2. The Technical Committee of the JMRC, hereinafter called the “Technical Committee” convened on 23 November 2023 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. It was attended by other government representatives of Guyana and officials from the EU, and by VPA stakeholder observers. The conclusions of the Technical Committee, are captured in this Aide Mémoire.
3. The Parties committed to making public this Aide Mémoire, the supporting documents and the presentations made.
4. The Parties agreed on the agenda of the meeting and on drafting this Aide Mémoire of the second JMRC.