[www.inewsguyana.com] – Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro arrived in New York, United States, on Tuesday, July 28 to meet with the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki Moon.
According to a report on El Universal, this was revealed by Delcy Rodríguez, Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs in Venezuela on her Twitter account @DrodriguezVen.
The website noted that in the meeting with Ban Ki Moon, Maduro will seek to denounce “aggressions” from Guyana’s new government and to defend Venezuela’s “historic” right over the Essequibo, which is a controversy that has been ongoing for some 200 years.
Venezuela renewed its claim to 2/3 of Guyana’s territory shortly after US oil giant, ExxonMobil revealed that a significant amount of oil was discovered in the area.
Guyana’s President David Granger has already received the support of CARICOM and the Commonwealth in protecting its territory and has denounced the claims being made by Venezuela.