Venezuela opposes unilateralism in territorial controversy over the Esequibo

The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, objected on Monday the recent unilateral decisions of the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana regarding the territorial dispute by the Essequibo, outside the Geneva Agreement. He stressed, in this regard, that the only way to move towards a peaceful settlement of the dispute is to resume bilateral contacts, always attached to the 1966 Geneva Agreement. “The Government of Guyana intends to lead the controversy over the Guyana Esequiba to a dead end, generating false unilateral expectations. We have communicated to Chancellor Greenidge of Guyana, the need to reactivate our high-level bilateral talks as soon as possible. Unilateralism is contrary to the Geneva Agreement, it is inappropriate and impossible to move towards a solution to the dispute”, said the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations through his Twitter account @jaarreaza. The Guyanese government delivered -unilaterally- last week a request to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in which it asks the court to validate the Arbitration Award of 1899, which the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela considers irritating.

Temas: Esequibo.