The communiqué described as arguments full of lies, double standards, rudeness, inaccuracies, manipulation, hypocrisy and false victimization, the efforts by Guyanese authorities to question legitimate decisions and actions undertaken by the Legislature in a call for a consultative referendum.
This constitutional mechanism was unanimously approved on September 21 in an ordinary session to reaffirm the defense of the Essequibo territory that, by law and history, “belongs to us,” the Parliament noted.
It stressed that Venezuela is a country with more than 200 years of independence, sovereignty, self-determination and without tutelage of any kind, which does not accept, under any circumstances, questions or accusations by any country or foreign force about the sovereign decisions made by its legitimately constituted institutions.
The Venezuelan Parliament regretted that today the Government of Guyana behaves like a franchise of the US oil transnational Exxon Mobil, whose “interests are essentially the appropriation of the existing oil on that territory,” which is still pending a resolution of the controversy.
The National Assembly warned that these actions put “peace in the region at risk.”
The United States, the United Kingdom from the Commonwealth and “that infamous caricature of the Ministry of Colonies” called the Organization of American States (OAS) seek to legitimize immoral, illegal and legally manipulated actions internationally, the Venezuelan National Assembly stated.
It charged that those actions “have been deliberately presented to establish them as acceptable” in the world, to perpetrate a new and aberrant theft of territory, oil resources and “to try to blatantly impose looting, colonization and domination.”
Venezuela, together with Constitutional President Nicolás Maduro and our people “will continue to exercise in full sovereignty,” the constitutional mandates entrusted to defend and preserve our sacred soil of Guayana Esequiba, and thus guarantee what “by right and history belongs to us,” the National Assembly concluded.