GDF exercise carried out in Guyana’s ‘undisputed’ territory – Foreign Affairs

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on Monday rejected reports which suggested that a recent Guyana Defence Force (GDF) operation carried out in the New River Triangle was done in territory belonging to Suriname.

Instead, the Ministry affirmed that this area belongs exclusively to Guyana.

See below the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has noted a series of statements emanating from the media in Suriname relating to the operation conducted by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on February 19, 2023, against unauthorized and illegal mining activities.

The Ministry wishes to affirm that the exercise which was carried out by the GDF was conducted exclusively in the undisputed sovereign territory of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

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