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Venezuelan government celebrates agreement on Esequibo

Caracas, Sept 9 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivarian government on Thursday celebrated the signing of the Agreement for the Ratification and Defense of Venezuela's Sovereignty over the Guayana Esequiba, penned at the dialogue and negotiation table in Mexico.

Regarding this issue, the foreign ministry on Thursday released a statement in which it says that ‘Venezuela is celebrating with the people the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, whose numeral 2 reaffirms Venezuela’s willingness to reach a peaceful, final and mutually accepted solution for Guayana Esequiba’s sovereingty.’

The document, which endorses the country’s efforts to have the validity of the 1966 Geneva Agreement recognized with respect to the claim over that territory in the dispute with Guyana, was consolidated between September 3 and 6 during talks between the government and the opposition.

This valuable and transcendent agreement, the text points out, shows the unanimous, firm and permanent determination of the Venezuelan people in its just and legitimate territorial claim over the geographic spaces that historically corresponded to its General Captaincy, before the political transformation initiated on April 19, 1810, and that remain an inalienable part of the nation.

‘It is the will of the people, of the whole nation, not to give up its territorial claim nor its will to reach a mutually acceptable agreement with Guyana on the territorial controversy, and unilateral initiatives that jeopardize this friendly settlement are not acceptable,’ according to the statement of the Foreign Ministry.

The Bolivarian government is calling on Guyana again to resume the path of direct negotiations with the Venezuelan State, in order to reach a practical and mutually satisfactory settlement, thus amicably channeling the resolution of the dispute, under International Law and based on the Geneva Agreement.


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