Guyana has officially expressed its objection and rejection of the latest move by the Venezuelan Government at claiming Guyana’s Essequibo region.
During a telephone conversation between Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hugh Todd and Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Yvan Gill, Minister Todd expressed Guyana’s concern over the recent actions emanating from Caracas over the last 24 hours which were in direct violation of the Order of the International Court of Justice on December 1, 2023.
The International Court ordered that Venezuela refrains from taking any action that would change what currently prevails in the Essequibo region.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Foreign Minister reiterated Guyana’s commitment to the resolution of the controversy through the ongoing judicial process and encouraged Venezuela to participate in the case before the Court.
Minister Todd also reiterated Guyana’s commitment to the respect for international law and the need for the maintenance of peace and security in the region. He encouraged respect for Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The telephone conversation between the two Foreign Relations Ministers was initiated by the Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana.
Guyana has been informing the international community on the latest actions by Venezuela in claiming Guyana’s territory. The Government of Guyana has also approached the United Nations on the issue.