We will not be bullied by Venezuela -President Ali

President of Guyana, His Excellency Dr. Irfaan Ali
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(Department of Public Information Press Release) His Excellency Dr. Irfaan Ali … made it clear that Guyana would not be the sacrificial lamb in any negotiations between the Government of Venezuela and its political Opposition over claims of Essequibo.  

He told residents from Region Two in Essequibo that his Government will continue to respect the rule of law and follow the correct procedure through the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

“We will not be bullied. We will not be used as a sacrificial lamb in any negotiations currently in Venezuela. Our position is very clear. We are very clear.”

The ICJ ruled last December that it has jurisdiction to decide Guyana’s claim against Venezuela that the boundary between the two States was fixed in an 1899 Arbitral Award.

Guyana is seeking to obtain a final and binding judgement that will clearly state that the Essequibo region is indisputably part of this country.

 Venezuela has been opposed to the ICJ and its ruling and on Monday (last) during a meeting between its Opposition and Government in Mexico City, they agreed that their country has a claim over Guyana’s Essequibo region. 

Read more at: Department of Public Information  

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