The Opposition in Guyana is standing firm with the Guyana Government in its latest rejection of the accord reached between the Venezuelan Government and Opposition and their claim to Guyana’s Essequibo region.
In a statement, Opposition spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, Member of Parliament Amanza Walton-Desir expressed the Opposition’s concern on the latest development with Venezuela and its territorial claim.
In a statement, the Guyana Opposition reaffirmed its position and support for Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and reminded that the matter is before the International Court of Justice for a peaceful resolution.
“We reiterate our faith in the rule of international law in pursuit of a peaceful settlement in this regard and our continued support of a national approach to safeguarding Guyana’s sovereignty,” the statement said.
Under the partial accord signed between the Venezuelan government and that country’s opposition, they reiterated the claim of Guyana’s Essequibo region while rejecting the involvement of the International Court of Justice to bring finality to the issue.
In a statement yesterday, the Guyana Government rejected the agreement, making it clear that Guyana cannot be used as an altar of sacrifice for the settlement of Venezuela’s internal political differences.