President David Granger will leave the country later this week to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York city.
The President is expected to address the ongoing controversy with Venezuela during his presentation to the UN General Assembly next Tuesday, September 29.
He will also meet and hold discussions with UN Secretary General Ban-ki-Moon and a number of other heads of state.
On the Venezuela issue, the President is expected to make clear that Guyana wants a judicial settlement to the border controversy instead of another UN Good officers process. That process has not worked out over the past years.
“My message will be that Guyana settled this territorial matter 116 years ago and right now the Venezuelan claim is affecting our development in a serious way. It is scaring away investors and it is creating an atmosphere of tension and suspicion,” the President said during a visit to Linden, last Friday.
President Granger reiterated that Guyana is no longer interested in the sterile good officer process. Instead the country will be seeking to resolve this matter permanently through juridical means. He said, “We will be going to court [to] settle this matter. It is affecting our development…50 years is too long.
The President will be accompanied by a number of senior government officials.