National Assembly of Venezuela approves Agreement in rejection of ICJ decision on Guayana Esequiba
During the first Ordinary Session of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, held this Thursday, January 7, an Agreement was unanimously approved in rejection of the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in relation to the unilateral lawsuit filed by the Cooperative Republic of Guyana against the country on the validity of the Arbitration Award of 1899.
The deputies of the Venezuelan Legislative Power approved a document of 9 points in which the ratification of the validity of the Geneva Agreement of 1966 is established, as the only restrictive bilateral rule in force, which favors friendly negotiations between both nations regarding the controversy territorial, to reach a mutually satisfactory settlement.
Likewise, the text supports the diplomatic, legal and political actions undertaken by the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, to protect the sovereign rights of the country by seeking assistance with the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres.
The Agreement establishes the creation of a Special Commission for the Defense of the Guayana Esequiba Territory and Territorial Sovereignty, formed during the session and chaired by the deputy of the Great Patriotic Pole (GPP), Hermann Escarrá, accompanied by a deputy from the revolutionary bench, Earle Herrera as first Vice-president and the legislator representing the opposition, Timoteo Zambrano.
On the other hand, the convocation of national sectors such as academic and legal is made, to join this national movement in defense of the Essequibo territory and the support of the Venezuelan president in his call to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to resume friendly negotiations as the only way to advance in the resolution of this controversy.