[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has condemned the Nicholas Maduro led Venezuela Government for a recent decree which sees the country claiming Guyana’s oil rich Essequibo coast.
PPP in a press statement noted that during its 23 years in office it has defended Guyana against such claims by the Venezuelan government and it will not change.
“The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) in Government resolutely defended Guyana’s territorial integrity. In Opposition, the PPP maintains its rejection of the Venezuelan spurious claim and condemns in the strongest possible terms the May 27, 2015 decree of the Venezuela Government,” the release stated.
The Party says while it has not been fully appraised of the details regarding the decree, it is evident that “the outcome is to convert most of our Atlantic Ocean frontier to Venezuela based on their spurious land claim.”
Guyana’s Government via the Foreign Affairs Ministry has since responded, labelling the most recent claim by Venezuela as a “flagrant violation of International laws,” deeming the decree illegal.
The Guyana government in a statement noted that any attempt by Venezuela to impose the decree will be “vigorously resisted” adding that the government will spare no effort to bring the issue to the international limelight.