Chancellery and AN strengthen cooperation in territorial political area

With the firm purpose of addressing issues of common interest in the territorial political area, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza held a meeting with the president of the Special Commission for the Defense of Guayana Esequiba and Territorial Sovereignty, ( AN), Dr Hermán Escarrá.

The Foreign Ministry, through the social network twitter @CancilleriaVE, released the information regarding this meeting that takes place within the framework of Cooperation between Public Powers.

It should be noted that on January 25, 2021, the National Assembly installed the aforementioned Special Commission chaired by Deputy Hermann Escarrá, who categorically assured in his speech, from the speakers' platform that "Venezuela is not willing to lose a millimeter more than its territory, that will not happen. All our efforts are aimed at ensuring that our Essequibo territory is respected.

On that occasion, the deputy warned that there is a sovereign, patriotic and respectful policy emanating from the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, to remain in the Geneva Agreement in order to seek a peaceful solution and resolve the agreement, being conformed by the deputy Herman Escarrá in the presidency, accompanied by Earle Herrera and Timoteo Zambrano in the first and second vice presidents.

Meanwhile, the United States and Guyana signed a defense cooperation agreement on January 12, 2021, a day after the complaint made by the Venezuelan government in relation to military exercises in jurisdictional waters near the South American country, for attempt against the peace of the region, after the interference of the United States to support the judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the dispute over the Essequibo between Guyana and Venezuela.

The Bolivarian Government rejected the decision of the Court on its jurisdiction in the case and considered illegitimate the recognition of the Arbitration Award of 1899, with which it was stripped of 159 thousand square kilometers of territories west of the Essequibo River.

Against this background, Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza spoke and ratified that Venezuela will defend its legitimate rights over Guayana Esequiba and "will not admit interference by third parties, be they States or corporations, in the territorial controversy."



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