So we now know that the main purpose of the visit here was to sign a so-called Shiprider agreement, which would involve joint sea and air patrols between the United States and Guyana to ban drugs. These, the public was informed, would begin tomorrow. Secretary of State Audrey Waddell said operations in Guyana`s waters would not be carried out unless the Government of Guyana has issued a permit. Similarly, she said, requests for overflight for law enforcement will be granted after appropriate notification and communication channels to the Guyanese authorities. Anyway, it is the Shiprider agreement that is the main product of this unexpected visit. .