Venezuela wants diplomatic solution in Border dispute Guyana
The border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela will be one of the last issues that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon will address before leaving office on December 31.
Venezuela is reportedly urging Ban not to interfere and to leave it up to both countries to find a diplomatic solution. Venezuela’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Delcy Rodriquez, on Friday presented Venezuela’s plea at the UN headquarters in New York. Guyana, however, pointed out that all options of the diplomatic model have been depleted. Guyana deems the military aggression which Venezuela displayed during the past couple of months such as stationing a war ship in Guyanese waters as the final straw. Guyana is choosing for arbitration. Minister Rodriquez on Friday told the UN that his country is willing to keep discussing the border dispute with Guyana. Suriname was almost dragged into the territorial claim with Venezuela. The Venezuelan claim also covered the economic zone of Suriname so Suriname on June 24, 2015 filed protest against this via a diplomatic note. On July 6 Venezuela adjusted its territorial claim through a decree which did not contain any coordinates. Both the claim still affects the sovereignty of multiple countries.