The Bolivarian National Armed Forces spoke on Tuesday to reiterate its commitment in the defense of the Venezuelan territory of the Essequibo, after this Monday the government of Guyana announced that it will request the support of the countries of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) in the border controversy that it maintains with Venezuela.
“The FANB forcefully ratifies its commitment to the people, in defense of the historical right on the Essequibo. In the fight we stand firm in the face of any pretense and aggression that seeks to undermine the Homeland, ”the institution published on its Twitter social network account.
On Monday, the president of Guyana, Irfaan Ali, in the framework of a virtual meeting between the 15 members of the group to address the issue of covid-19, reported that he requested the support of Caricom regarding the border dispute with Venezuela.
A week ago, Ali expressed his rejection of the agreement signed between representatives of the government of President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition in Mexico, in order to join forces on the border dispute between the two nations.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed on September 6 between the Government and the opposition reaffirms Venezuela's commitment and will to reach a peaceful, definitive and mutually accepted resolution on the sovereignty of Guayana Esequiba, based on the 1966 Geneva Agreement.
The Government celebrated the agreement and made a new call to Guyana to resume the path of direct negotiations with the Venezuelan State, in order to reach a practical and mutually satisfactory settlement.