GEORGETOWN, Guyana, January 12, 2021 - The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) says it is deeply disappointed and concerned at the decree and subsequent statements by Venezuela with respect to that country’s border controversy with Guyana, including intimations of the creation of a strategic area of national development called “Territory for the Development of the Atlantic Façade.”
In a statement today, the 15 member grouping of Caribbean states said "the Caribbean Community is in full support of the judicial process underway at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which is intended to bring a peaceful and definitive end to the long-standing controversy between the two countries."
"CARICOM reiterates in the strongest possible terms its firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana. CARICOM firmly repudiates any acts of aggression by Venezuela against Guyana," the statement concluded.
The statement arose from the 13th Special Emergency Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, hosted by prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley, his first meeting as Chairman of CARICOM.
On Saturday, President Irfaan Ali moved to inform its regional and international partners on the latest action by Venezuela, which it sees as threatening the sovereignty of Guyana.
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