[www.inewsguyana.com] – Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge has taken umbrage to Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro suspending the process of accrediting Guyana’s new Ambassador to the neighbouring country.
Maduro decide to suspend the process after alleging that Minister Greenidge ‘attacked’ Venezuela during his remarks at a conference in Florida last week.
In response to Maduro’s decision, Greenidge in a brief statement said, “I regret President Maduro’s fondness for broadcast diplomacy which Guyana will not follow. Guyana will not be silent where its rights under law continue to be denied. The path of peace is the path of law, and Guyana will continue to pursue it.”
The State newspaper reported today that career diplomat, Cheryl Miles has been named to be Guyana’s new Ambassador to Venezuela. According to the report, Miles served a seven-year term as Ambassador to Venezuela until she was recalled in 1993 to serve as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She spent six years in that post and she then headed the Embassy in Brazil until 1999 when she left the Foreign Service.