[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee, on Monday, September 28 refused journalists a comment on the outcome of the meeting between Guyana’s President David Granger and Venezuela’s Head of State Nicolas Maduro.
Granger and Maduro met on Sunday night in the Office of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the UN headquarters in New York.
However, when journalist approached Rohee for the opposition’s reaction, he refused; saying he had “no comments.”
Rohee said he could not rely on newspaper articles and explained that he would prefer to wait until the President returns to Guyana and briefs the nation before making any pronouncements on the matter.
Granger is slated to address the UNGA on Tuesday and will return to Guyana later in the week.
Following the meeting last night he told local journalist that Venezuela has agreed to accredit the new Guyanese Ambassador, career diplomat Cheryl Miles.
President Maduro has also agreed to send back his Ambassador to Guyana which he had recalled a few months ago when the decades old border controversy between the neighbouring countries was reignited.
The UN Office has since confirmed that these were the outcome of the meeting.
Venezuela has also agreed to accept a United Nations investigative team that will report to the UN Secretary General so that a final resolution can be arrived at.
Guyana and Venezuela have been embroiled in recent months over Venezuela’s claim to Guyana’s Essequibo Region and its oil rich maritime space.
This saw the recent deployment of military troops in Eastern Venezuela and a mobilization of troops here in Guyana.