Venezuela rejects false accusations contained in statement issued by the Cooperative Republic of Guyana

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly rejects the false accusations contained in a communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, which seek to manipulate reality and show the Homeland of Bolivar as an aggressor country.

This is expressed in a communiqué issued by the Venezuelan Chancellory in which it states that the Guyanese Government spread false versions about the regular patrolling operations of Venezuela’s borders, carried out by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, in areas strictly circumscribed to the non-controversial Venezuelan territory.

Likewise, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela remains faithful to its position in favor of resuming the spirit and mechanisms to seek a practical, peaceful and mutually satisfactory resolution of the territorial dispute over the Guayana Essequiba.

Following, is the full content of the communiqué:

Venezuela rejects false accusations contained in a communiqué issued by the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

The Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela strongly rejects the inaccuracies and false accusations contained in the communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on March 3, 2021, with which they seek to manipulate reality to feed a negative matrix against Venezuela in relation to the territorial dispute over Guayana Esequiba.

Once again, in an absurd manner, the Government of Guyana intends to generate false versions about the regular patrolling operations of Venezuela’s borders, carried out by the Bolivarian National Armed Forces, strictly limited to the non-controversial Venezuelan territory, in order to pretend an alleged «act of aggression» against sisterly Guyana.

It is disconcerting that, in an effort to promote this repeated defamatory and victimization campaign before the international concert, an unfounded accusation is issued, based on videos published in social networks, without offering the precise and geo-referenced location of the area in question.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela further reminded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at the time that, as there is a dispute over Guayana Essequiba, none of the parties can refer to this territory as its own, under its sovereignty and jurisdiction, as established in Article 5 of the Geneva Agreement of 1966.

Therefore, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela remains faithful to its position in favor of resuming the spirit and mechanisms to seek a practical, peaceful and mutually satisfactory resolution of the territorial dispute over Guayana Esequiba, and condemns the attitude of false victim of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.”

Caracas, March 03, 2021