Venezuela and Guyana reaffirm commitment to Good Offices process to settle territorial dispute
The Foreign Ministers of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Jorge Arreaza and Carl Greenidge, respectively, met in New York City on November 19 and 20 to discuss the territorial controversy over the Esequibo. During the meeting, both diplomats exchanged views on issues of mutual interest and explored possible options for a full agreement. The Personal Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization (UN), Dag Nylander, facilitated the talks organized under the mandate of Good Offices commissioned to the Secretary General in accordance with the Geneva Agreement of 1966. The Foreign Ministers of Venezuela and Guyana reaffirmed their commitment to the Good Offices process, and reiterated that their governments will continue to participate actively with the Representative Personnel. The parties agreed to meet again to keep talking under this framework and continue exploring options for the resolution of the dispute.