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GUYANA | Guyana remains committed to UN process of resolving Venezuela border controversy

Featured President David Granger says he is committed to solving  the Guyana-Venezuela controversy by way of the solution proposed by United Nations. President David Granger says he is committed to solving the Guyana-Venezuela controversy by way of the solution proposed by United Nations.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Sep. 27, CMC – President David Granger has reiterated the Government’s commitment to the course of action outlined by former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon regarding the Guyana-Venezuela controversy. Granger, in an interview in New York, made this clear during his meeting with Secretary-General, António Guterres on Monday.

Granger with UN Sec GenAccording to Granger, the engagement with Guterres offered an opportunity to seek clarification and to be updated on the progress that has already been made.

“Yesterday’s meeting was largely what you will call a situational report and a commitment on the part of Guyana to remain engaged…We will continue to exchange views with the intention of bringing this matter to a successful closure,” Granger said.

Before demitting office last year, the former Secretary-General in his assessment on the way forward, declared that the matter will be referred to the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) if significant progress is not made by the end of 2017.

Moreover, Guyana has been co-operating fully with the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative, Norwegian Diplomat, Mr. Dag Nylander, who has been working closely with the Guyanese and Venezuelan Governments.

In his address to world leaders at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Granger said that Guyana remains imperilled as a result of Venezuela’s claims to its territory.
“Guyana warns the world, through this Assembly, that peace will be at stake in our Region if justice does not become ascendant, not only within Venezuela, but also in respect to its border controversy with Guyana,” he said.

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