Venezuela ratifies its adherence to the UN charter and the Geneva Agreement on Essequibo territory

“Venezuela has remained attached to the law and to the 1966 Geneva Agreement on the Essequibo, for this reason we have sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres,” reiterated on Monday the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, in statements at a press conference regarding the incursion of United States (USA) ships in military exercises in the country’s territorial sea.

During a press conference to the media, the Executive Vice President of the Republic condemned the interventionist statements of the President of Guyana, Irfaan Alí, on matters of Venezuelan internal jurisdiction, responding only to the interests of the Exxon Mobil oil company promoted by the United States.

“All the operations between Guyana and Exxon Mobil have tried to take advantage of the Essequibo territory, Venezuela has remained attached to the legal aspects of the 1966 Geneva Agreement, and that is why they are threatening the peace and sovereignty of the region”, she said.

Likewise, he explained that Venezuela has never recognized the jurisdiction of the ICJ over the arbitration award on the Essequibo and that Guyana has never been willing to negotiate in favor of both countries since 1966, which is why “our country has bet on a peaceful and favorable resolution for both parties. The UN Secretary General’s commitment should not allow encouraging actions against the Geneva agreement, in his hands is the peace and stability of this region”.

In her opinion, she informed that the United States military exercises on Venezuelan seas should be seen as an act to generate an atmosphere of anxiety in Venezuela and the entire region against peace: “We call on the brother countries of the Caribbean. We cannot allow this, that the United States patrols are disturbing the peace in the region”.

For his part, the Minister of People’s Power for Defense and Vice President of Political Sovereignty, Security and Peace G / J Vladímir Padrino López announced that these exercises announced by the United States with Exxon ships and Guyana, have violated “maritime spaces of Venezuela which seek to generate an atmosphere of anxiety in the country and the entire region. They intend to affect the peace and it is a clear provocation to the interests of the Homeland”.

Given this, he reaffirmed that the country has defended its permanent sovereignty in its water and maritime spaces, so that the Venezuelan people can have the assurance that the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) “will watch inch by inch each of the spaces that make up the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the face of threats on the Atlantic Facade, which are provocations that threaten peace. So we guarantee independence and sovereignty in our spaces attached to the Constitution of our Republic ”.