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Venezuela ratifies their legitimate rights over the territory Essequibo at the UN

2016-02-03

The Minister of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodriguez, held a meeting on Wednesday with the director of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Edmond Mulet to request a meeting in Venezuela between the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) technical team and the Presidential Commission for Border Issues of Venezuela.
From the UN headquarters in New York, Venezuela's Foreign Minister said: "Venezuela will deliver the country's official indictment, the comments, and the proposals to the document presented about the territorial dispute (...) We affirm Venezuela's legitimate rights regarding the Essequibo territory; it's a historical position and in that sense we are ready under the Geneva Agreement to carry out this territorial dispute through diplomatic channels by way of international law, and we have confirmed that with the director of the Secretary General."
February 17th marks the 50th anniversary of the Geneva Agreement, a document in which the United Kingdom, along with British Guiana (Guyana), recognize Venezuela's contention and dissatisfaction about the seizure of almost 160k km2 of territory, and that the Arbitral Award is null and void as a result of the maneuvers of British expansionism and the US Monroe doctrine.
Thanks to the actions of the Bolivarian Diplomacy of Peace, the Geneva Agreement has been reactivated, the legal basis governing everything related to the territorial dispute over the Guyana Essequibo territory of which Venezuela has legitimate rights and with this signature, an agreement is made to find a practical, peaceful and satisfactory solution for the parties.


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