President Granger to address Parliament on Venezuela’s claims

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President David Granger addressing a recent parliamentary sitting
President David Granger addressing a recent parliamentary sitting
President David Granger addressing a recent parliamentary sitting

[www.inewsguyana.com] – President David Granger is slated to address the National Assembly on Thursday, July 9 to provide the State’s position the recent decrees issued by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

This is according to Head of the Presidential Secretariat Joseph Harmon who told reporters on Wednesday that the President would lay out Guyana’s response.

In a surprising move on Tuesday, President Maduro withdrew the May 26th Decree that claimed most of Guyana’s exclusive economic zone, but replaced it with a new one.

According to Former Guyana Ambassador to Venezuela, Odeen Ishmael “the Venezuelan government has withdrawn Decree No. 1787 but a new one No. 1859 has been issued. This new decree does not have any coordinates.”

The decree was published in Official Gazette No. 40,696 on Tuesday, July 07, 2015 according to Ishmael.

Reports from Venezuela media indicate that the Venezuelan government issued a new decree 1,859, replacing 1,787, to support and justify the actions of the Bolivarian National Armed Force (FANB) in defending the newly created Integrated Defense Maritime Zones and Island, which encompasses most of Guyana’s exclusive economic zone, including the oil rich Stabroek Block offshore Essequibo.

Meanwhile, Former President of Guyana, Donald Ramotar has affirmed that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supports the APNU+AFC Government in protecting Guyana’s sovereignty.

“We stand with government and we stand with total unity on this issue of Venezuela, I don’t think that they have a claim…we are going to support the government on the issue of the sovereignty of this country,” said the Former President.

 

1 COMMENT

  1. It’s very professional of President David Granger to keep us informed through an address in Parliament, of the activities of President Maduro and his ridiculous decrees which has implications for the Guyanese People.

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