Foreign Minister engages Opposition MP on Guyana/Venezuela controversy

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd, on Wednesday met with Amanza Walton- Desir, Shadow-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Parliamentary Opposition, during which they discussed the recent actions of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Guyana-Venezuela border controversy.

The Foreign Minister provided an update on the detainment of the crew and vessels and the government’s efforts to ensure their safe return. Further, the Foreign Minister reiterated the government’s position on inclusive governance and called for similar engagements from other Shadow Ministers.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd and Opposition MP, Amanza Walton- Desir (Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation/January 27, 2020)

Walton-Desir expressed the Parliamentary Opposition’s firm support on the Guyana- Venezuela border-controversy and registered her concerns about the welfare of the fishermen.

Minister Todd and Walton-Desir echoed the need for a bipartisan approach between government and the opposition, on matters related to the Guyana- Venezuela border controversy and welcomed continued dialogue on the matter. (Modified press release from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation)

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  1. Stephen Monohar Kangal says

    It is good to see that the Opposition is ad unum with the Guyana Government. Go to the IICJ and argue your case and stop this threat of potential invasion while the matter is sub judice and start to feed, clothe and care for your people 5m of whom are seeking respite abroad including in Guyana

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