|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Venezuela (Click here for more Venezuela news)

Venezuela's Maduro Flies to NY to Meet Ban Ki-Moon over Territorial Dispute with Guyana

CARACAS - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is scheduled to meet U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon Tuesday in New York to discuss territorial dispute over the Essequibo region with neighboring Guyana.

"Pdte @NicolasMaduro will meet with Ban Ki Moon to defend the nation from Guyana's aggressions," Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez wrote on her Twitter account.

"U.N. Secretary General will receive direct reports from our president who will defend Venezuela's rights and sovereignty over the Essequibo region," said Rodriguez adding Maduro will journey to New York on Monday night for the "special meeting" Tuesday.

Rodriguez had met Ban on July 10th and handed him a letter from Maduro requesting for good offices and mediation from the U.N. to resolve the controversy with Guyana.

The Secretary General "acknowledged the receipt of the president's letter regarding the border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela and reaffirmed his willingness to discuss a way forward with both the governments."

The boundary dispute over the Essequibo, a region of 167,839 sq. kilometers (64,800 sq. miles), which accounts for two-third of Guyana's land, and its Atlantic seaboard, has been constantly under U.N. mediation since the signing of 1966 Geneva Agreement by both the countries.

On May 20, U.S.- based ExxonMobil announced discovery of significant oil deposit in the coastal waters of the contested region.

Recently, Venezuela requested Ban to appoint a new mediator to resolve the territorial dispute, an appointment to be adopted by consensus of both the countries, although Guyana has declined to comment on whether it will approve the appointment.

Guyana rejected the United Nation's Good Officer Process, alleging Venezuela has used it to keep the territorial dispute over the region unsettled.


 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2021 © All rights reserved