The Government of Guyana has issued a strong message to the Government of Venezuela over Venezuela’s decision to write the Exxon Mobill oil company objecting to its decision to begin drilling for oil in the Guyana waters.
In a statement, the Guyana Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it has requested that the Government of Venezuela desist from taking any actions that could only result in the stymieing of the development of Guyana and its people and that would be in contravention of international law.
The Government of Guyana has also informed CARICOM, UNASUR, the OAS, the Commonwealth as well as the United Nations Secretary General about this recent action by Venezuela.
Just over two weeks ago, the Government of Guyana announced that the Exxon mobil oil company has dispatched an oil rig to begin exploration for oil in the Guyana waters.
Venezuela reportedly wrote the country manager for the company objecting to the move. Venezuela continues to claim some parts of Guyana’s territory as its own although settlement on the issue was completed decades ago.
Filed: 2nd March, 2015