By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Newly accredited U.S Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway has said both Guyana and Venezuela should push for a “peaceful resolution, continued dialogue and respect for international law” in relation to the border controversy.
Asked whether US intervention was likely if the aggression from Venezuela continues given that a US company –ExxonMobil – is operating in the area of controversy, Holloway said that the US has one stance on the issue irrespective of the nationality of company.
“Whether it was a US company or a Chinese company I don’t think it would have changed our stance,” he stated.
He said that the world is impressed with the manner in which President David Granger has handled the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.
Holloway made the disclosure at a press conference on Monday, October 5, where he briefed the media on several of his plans on him being named Ambassador to Guyana.
According to Holloway, most countries from the region and the world have taken note of the professional manner in which the controversy was addressed by Guyana’s President.
“They are doing so in a professional manner…throughout the region and the rest of the world people have been very impressed and I think that the way people do thing,” said Holloway.
Since Venezuela renewed its aggression towards Guyana over the territory on May 26, President Granger has rallied international support for Guyana against Venezuela’s claim.
The President has successfully gained the support of CARICOM, Commonwealth, OAS and UNASUR against the aggressions from Venezuela.
Recently there has been calls on the US Government to voice on its position on the Guyana/Venezuela issue.
When asked about this, Holloway stated that Guyana has done a fine job in defending itself.
“I don’t think we have been silent. I think Guyana has been very very good at defending its sovereignty,” said the new Ambassador.
Meanwhile, Holloway reiterated that it is very important that Guyana pursue diplomatic solution to the current controversy.