HomeEssequiboVenezuela reiterates its call for Guyana to return to negotiations over the Essequibo

Venezuela reiterates its call for Guyana to return to negotiations over the Essequibo

The permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN, Samuel Moncada, confirmed this Tuesday to the International Court of Justice that he does not recognize that organization to deal with the issue of the territorial controversy.

Venezuela ratifies its commitment to defend its sovereignty over the Essequibo while reiterating the call to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to return to the negotiating table to make effective the practical, acceptable and satisfactory arrangement for the parties, as stipulated in the Geneva Agreement.

This was highlighted in a statement by the permanent representative of Venezuela to the UN, Samuel Moncada, who attended a meeting this Tuesday with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to discuss the issue of the territorial dispute over Guayana Esequiba.

In the text, read by the Venezuelan diplomat, it is indicated that Venezuela will not recognize any decision that may be issued by the ICJ on the territorial controversy over the Essequibo, while reiterating Venezuela's attachment to what is established in the Geneva Agreement .

“The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates that the Geneva Agreement is the regulatory framework, which must be followed in good faith by the parties in accordance with international law to put an end to the territorial controversy,” highlighted the diplomat.

He stated that on December 3, 2023, the Venezuelan people gave a clear mandate to “defend the rights that, since its birth, correspond to Venezuela over Guayana Esequiba, and in compliance with that mandate Venezuela has exercised and will continue to exercise the defense of historical truth in all spaces”

Here is the full text of the statement:

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reports on its participation this June 11, 2024, in a meeting convened by the president of the International Court of Justice to discuss the next steps of the process unilaterally concealed by the Cooperative Republic of Guyana before this instance, in clear Ignorance and transgression of the Geneva Agreement and international legality

During the aforementioned meeting, Venezuela reiterated its historical position of not recognizing the jurisdiction of the court in the territorial controversy over Guayana Esequiba, nor of the decision it may adopt on this matter, therefore its attendance at this meeting in no way implies consent. of Venezuela nor the recognition of said jurisdiction.

On December 3, 2023, the Venezuelan people gave a clear forceful mandate to defend the rights that since its birth corresponded to Venezuela over the territory of Guayana Esequiba, in compliance with this mandate and express guidelines of the head of State Venezuela has exercised and will continue to defend historical truth in all spaces

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reiterates that the Geneva Agreement is the regulatory framework that must be complied with in good faith by the parties in accordance with international law in order to put an end to the territorial dispute through a practical, acceptable and satisfactory arrangement for all parties.

Finally, Venezuela ratifies its solid commitment to defend the territorial integrity and national sovereignty over Guyana Esequiba, while making a new call to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana to return to the negotiating table to make the practical, acceptable and satisfactory for both parties to what they committed to in the Geneva Agreement.

The Sun of Venezuela is born in Essequibo

The Hague, June 11, 2024

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