Guyana rejects Venezuela’s unity over the border controversy

The Guyana government rejects the agreement signed by the Heads of Delegation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Unity Platform of Venezuela. This agreement unifies Venezuela’s government and opposition over that country’s claim to Guyana’s Essequibo.

On Wednesday, the Government of Guyana through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the agreement  “an overt threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana.”

The statement from the Government of Guyana

The statement was reportedly signed in Mexico on the 6th September, 2021.

“Guyana cannot be used as an altar of sacrifice for settlement of Venezuela’s internal political differences,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement said as it welcomes this “domestic accord within Venezuela.”

Guyana maintains that this agreement is “defying international law and process is not a basis for mediating harmony.”

The border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela is currently before the International Court of Justice and Guyana maintains that it “will remain there for peaceful resolution.”

The Venezuelan government has not participated in that in process.

Meanwhile, President Mohamed Irfaan Ali is yet to meet with Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on this issue and other issues of national interest. President Ali wants the Opposition Leader to recognise him and his government has legitimate.