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Venezuela denounces campaign by US oil company Exxon Mobil

Caracas, February 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuela denounced today before the international community what it called a malicious campaign prepared and financed by Exxon Mobil and supported by the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, a statement indicated.

The crusade goes against the constitutional obligation of the Venezuelan State to establish a comprehensive policy, in the land, island and maritime border spaces, to preserve, through the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, its territorial integrity, national sovereignty and the defense of the Homeland, he expressed.

This campaign, he indicated, is nothing more than “a ruse” to escape from the responsibility that corresponds to it, in the face of the scandalous statements of its president, Alistair Routledge, who, in addition to replacing the sovereignty of Guyana, has dared to issue threatening judgments.

The text noted that they are “rejoicing in the presence of military powers in an undelimited sea,” where they have received illegal oil concessions, some of them located in a maritime area “incontrovertibly Venezuelan.”

Venezuela makes it evident, before the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac), that the actions of Exxon Mobil and the Government of Guyana, “contravene the fundamental principles of International Law and constitute an aggression that seeks to destabilize the region” , he claimed.

He stressed that this violates the recent agreements reached in Argyle, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and that they add to the constant provocative rhetoric, accompanied by recurring statements from spokespersons for the Department of Defense and the US Southern Command, who have permanently installed themselves in Guyana.

The Bolivarian Republic reserves diplomatic actions, and all those framed in International Law, to enforce its rights, and urges Guyana to assume its commitments, especially those contemplated in the Geneva Agreement of 1966.

The only valid instrument between the parties to find a solution to the territorial dispute between both countries, the statement stressed.

On December 14 of last year, the presidents of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and Irfaan Alí, of Guyana, held a meeting in Argyle and issued a joint declaration in which they supported peace and peaceful coexistence between both States.

This event was promoted by the presidencies of Celac and the Caribbean Community, and had the support of the United Nations, the Government of Brazil and other authorities in the region.

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