[www.inewsguyana.com] – On Tuesday, during the swearing-in ceremony of the candidates for Congress for the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) in Monagas State, Congress Speaker Diosdado Cabello referred to the recent statements made by US ambassador to Guyana, who voiced his support for Guyanese President David Granger in the issue of the territorial dispute with Venezuela over the Essequibo territory.
“That is very serious,” Cabello commented.
On Monday, newly accredited U.S Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway had 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.