UN mission in Guyana to discuss Venezuela controversy

The new map covering Guyana's territory.
The new map covering Guyana's territory.
The new map covering Guyana’s territory.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A United Nations Mission arrived in Guyana on August 29 to discuss the current border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela pursuant to commitments made by the UN Secretary General.

According to a Foreign Affairs Ministry statement, “the Government of Guyana will be hosting a United Nations Mission Dispatched by the UN Gcretary General to discuss the options under the Geneva Agreement  for a resolution of Venezuela’s contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 is null and void.”
While in Guyana, the representatives of the UN will meet with several current and former Government Officials including Former Foreign Affairs Ministers Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Sir Shridath Rampal, Rashleigh Jackson Former Facilitator of the Good Offices Process Ralph Ramkarran and Vice President Carl Greenidge.
Also included are Ambassadors Rudolph Collins and Elisabeth Harper and Major General retired Joseph Singh.
Guyana’s President David Granger has already started to lobby support for Guyana against this new claim by Venezuela. Already, the United Kingdom, Commonwealth, and CARICOM have signalled their disdain to the aggressions made by Venezuela.
Vice President Greenidge also recently indicated that the government intends to pursue a judicial settlement by way of the International Court of Justice to have the issue resolved.


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