Guyana’s Foreign Minister meets a Venezuelan official

Minister Hugh Todd was seated at right and left Moses Chavez, Chargé d’A Affaires, Embassy of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela

Guyana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation today met with Moses Chavez, Chargé d’A Affaires, Embassy of the Bolivian Republic of Venezuela.

According to a brief statement from the Department of Public Information (DPI), during the meeting, Minister Todd registered the Guyana Government’s strong opposition to unfolding events in Caracas related to Venezuela’s attempts to take over maritime and submarine jurisdiction. fields, based entirely on unilateral action without due regard to international law and Guyana rights.

Last week, the Nicolás Maduro Government issued a decree claiming for Venezuela’s sovereignty and exclusive sovereign rights in the waters and seabed off the coast of Guyana, west of the Essequibo River – a move that President Dr Irfaan Ali has made reject it wholeheartedly.

On Sunday, the United States threw its support behind Guyana, saying that Guyana’s application before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is currently the legal and peaceful way to settle the decades-long border dispute between the neighboring provinces.

The new decree issued by President Maduro comes days before the world court is scheduled to hold a case management hearing on Guyana’s request for a final and binding settlement of the border debate with Venezuela.

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