PM Phillips updates OAS Permanent Council on Guyana/Venezuela border controversy

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On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Prime Minister,  Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips addressed the Organization of American States (OAS), during an Extraordinary Special Session of the Permanent Council, which was convened at the request of the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to provide an update on the controversy with Venezuela which remains an enduring threat to Guyana.

The Prime Minister in his address highlighted that Venezuela’s claim to the Essequibo Region of Guyana poses a direct threat to Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

At the Special Session, Secretary General, Mr.  Luis Almagro, of the OAS reaffirmed the organizations’ support for a peaceful settlement of the controversy in keeping with the principles of international law. Secretary Almagro also noted that the OAS values the message of peace and will not indulge in any threat to the peace and security of the region.

Several members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as well as the United States and Brazil reiterated their unwavering and unequivocal support for Guyana and for a peaceful settlement of the controversy in accordance with international law.

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  1. Stephen Monohar Kangal says

    Continue to take this existentialist Venezuelan illegal and imperialistic threat to the indivisible and unimpeachable Guyanese territorial integrity to the Councils of the world to mobilise world opinion and incremental diplomatic support for the international law approach to a resolution of this albatross problem of Guyana via the ICJ and let the flowers of the Guyanese hinterland bloom again and bring peace and unending prosperity to the Guyanese people who live in peace and harmony with their neigbours to whom they are always willing to share this boon bequeathed by the Divine in His infinite wisdom and sense of equitable and distributive justice.
    Try to get the UNGA to take note of this illegal referendum being foisted on the people of Venezuela at a time when it is being used to commandeer political support domestically but fear and trembling in the minds of those being threatened with piracy and outright invasion and annexation of the commanding heights of the Guyanese economy and maritime space extending to 350 miles into the Atlantic.
    Recite this mantra for all to understand and appreciate this bold step to stop the hands of progress and development of the Guyanese polity and let it unite the people threatened to resist this planned appropriation with every muscle and fibre in their being as one people preparing to defend their homeland from Spanish speaking invaders and marauders.

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