Venezuela and Guyana continue Good Offices to settle territorial controversy over the Essequibo
The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, informed on Monday that meetings with delegates from the Cooperative Republic of Guyana have been held in New York City, with the aim of continuing the Good Offices process to solve the territorial controversy that both nations maintain for the Esequibo. In this regard, he thanked the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization (UN), António Guterres, for the facilitation and technical support of his teams in the matter. “In a cordial and sincere environment we continue in New York the Good Offices between Venezuela and Guyana on the territorial controversy of Esequibo”, said the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations through his Twitter account, @jaarreaza. After a long negotiation process, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana accepted in 1987 the Good Offices method, confirm the Geneva Agreement – from 1966 – and Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations. The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela stands firm not only in defense of the Esequibo territory but also in the practical, peaceful and satisfactory resolution of the territorial dispute.
En ambiente cordial y sincero continuamos en NY Buenos Oficios entre Venezuela y Guyana sobre la controversia territorial del Esequibo— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) October 30, 2017
Agradecemos al Secretario General @antonioguterres por la facilitación y apoyo técnico de sus equipos para continuar este importante proceso— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) October 30, 2017