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Guyana-Venezuela border controversy to be discussed at meeting with incoming UN Secretary General

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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Nov. 17, CMC – Government officials, led by foreign minister Carl Greenidge are scheduled to meet with incoming United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres to discuss the ongoing border controversy with Venezuela.

Guyana venezuela borderNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told a post-cabinet press briefing that the meeting will be part of the process to secure a final recommendation.

Guyana has asked UN Secretary General, Ban Ki  Moon to send the controversy to the World Court before he demits office at the end of the year.

During a meeting with President David Granger in September the UN Secretary General said his assessment will most likely be given this month .

Guyana has been pressing the United Nations to recommend a judicial settlement to the decades old border controversy.

Despite agreeing to the 1899 Tribunal award to settle the  border dispute, Venezuela continues to lay claim to Guyana’s territory alleging corruption on the part of the 1899 tribunal, which ruled in Guyana’s favour.

Venezuela stakes its claims on a death-bed confession of a member of the 1899 tribunal.

  • Countries: Guyana

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