Letter from President Nicolás Maduro to the UN Secretary General on the controversy over Guayana Esequiba
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, addressed a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, through which he refers to the latest events that seek to influence the controversy between the country and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and its due resolution by peaceful negotiation as contemplated in the 1966 Geneva Agreement.
In the letter, the Venezuelan president recognizes the ability of the Secretary General to revive dialogue as a way to avoid decisions outside of international legality that may put regional peace and security at risk.
“The channeling of a territorial dispute through peaceful means is in your hands, a friendly, practical and satisfactory solution for both parties as established in the 1966 Geneva Agreement, and not through procedural fraud that seeks to undermine territorial sovereignty of Venezuela reissuing the infamous and illegal Arbitration Award of 1899”, the text highlights.
On behalf of the Government and people of Venezuela, President Maduro also reiterated the country’s rejection of the decision of the International Court of Justice on its jurisdiction dated December 18, 2020, since it may seriously affect Venezuelan interests.