[www.inewsguyana.com] – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he would like to have a one on one discussion with Guyana’s President David Granger at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly slated for New York later this week.
This comes after Venezuela radically increased its military presence in villages and town close to its border shared with Guyana over the past several days.
According to a release on the website of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry, Maduro made the statement during a live broadcast of his programme -“Contact with Maduro.”
“He extended a call to the President of Guyana, David Granger, to facilitate a meeting in which they can find a positive way to clear obstacles in relations between the two governments,” the release stated.
“I hope this meeting in New York that we have come out the steps to regularize relations between the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,” said Maduro.
The release states that Maduro claimed that imperial centers are reviving international threats to spark a conflict with Guyana, through the “Operation Pincer” against the Bolivarian Revolution. But against this new attack “by international law, I aspire, hope and fight for Venezuela recover its Guyana Essequibo, in peace.”
Guyana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge had previously stated that President Granger is not open to the option of a one on one meeting with Maduro.
“I don’t know what would be the objective of a one on one…there is room for discussion in an appropriate forum and if that is in the margins of the UN then it can be done,” said Greenidge.