Venezuela, Guyana ministers friendly talks about border dispute
- Submitted by: manso
- 10 / 03 / 2011
By: Dayami Interián García.Caracas, Oct 1 Prensa Latina) The Foreign Ministers of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, and Guyana, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, analyzed the border extension request Guyana presented recently before Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, the ministry said in a release.
Both ministers agreed to solve the bilateral border dispute through talks, and in line with the established laws, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry informed on Saturday.
In a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago, the two ministers analyzed the border extension request Guyana presented recently before Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, the ministry said in a release.
They agreed to name representatives from the two countries to debate the issues linked with the Guyanese request, and then inform their respective governments about it, the note added.
The ministers reaffirmed their commitment with the Geneva Protocol and the Good Offices Procedure, and recognized that the dispute dates back to the colonial period, and must be solved, the text reads.
The foreign ministers finally called to maintain the excellent state of bilateral relations, and informed the UN representative for the case, Norman Girvan, about the conclusions of the meeting.