Vice President Rodríguez: Guyana acts as a foreign agent to attack Venezuela

With the lawsuit filed by Guyana before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2018, regarding the controversy with Venezuela for the Essequibo, the government of the neighboring country acts as a foreign agent to attack Venezuela as part of the destabilizing script that the United States is promoting against the country. In addition, the government of the neighboring country seeks to get rid of the Geneva Agreement, signed with Venezuela on February 17, 1966, as emphasized this Friday the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez.

Starting in 2015, there has been a shift in Guyana’s policy and since then the government of David Granger “has devoted to attacking by all means to our country, to the historical memory of our Liberator Simón Bolívar”, said the vice president.

She added that such actions led to an unprecedented and unusual scenario of international law, with which the Guyanese Executive seeks two “very dangerous” objectives that violate any context of legality.

In this regard, she explained that the intention is to validate the null and void arbitration award of 1899, which consecrated the dispossession of the territory of Guyana Essequibo to Venezuela by Great Britain, when Guyana was not even an independent republic.

Another objective is to favor the United States’ oil sector because of the natural resources that are in the disputed territory. It also seeks to undo the Geneva Agreement.

“We are going to respond with the Constitution ahead, with the law in hand and with firmness,” said Rodríguez, while stressing that President Nicolás Maduro urged the national union to defend territoriality.