Venezuela rejects US interference in territorial dispute with Guayana Esequiba

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejected this Wednesday the interference of the Government of the United States (USA) in the territorial dispute that is maintained with Guayana Esequiba.

Through her account on the Twitter social network, the Executive Vice President of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, indicated that the US seeks to “favor its energy hegemony and its transnationals.”

In this sense, she asserted that these actions are a clear violation of international law:

Venezuela rejects and denounces the interference of the US government in the territorial dispute over Guayana Esequiba, to favor its energy hegemony and its transnationals! Undue pressures in clear violation of International Law are inadmissible”, wrote Rodríguez on the Twitter social network.

On his account on the Twitter social network, the Undersecretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the US Department of State, Brian Nichols, stated that the North American nation “supported” the resolution of the 1899 arbitration award:

The 1899 arbitration award determined the land border between Guyana and Venezuela and it must be respected unless or until a competent legal body determines otherwise. The United States supports a peaceful resolution to this issue”, wrote Nichols on his Twitter account.

In this regard, the Executive Vice President stressed that the dispute between Venezuela and Guyana Essequiba is governed by the Geneva Agreement.

The Geneva Agreement is the only legal instrument in force and duly deposited in the UN to resolve through negotiations the territorial dispute over Guayana Esequiba. It is the Geneva Agreement and not the arbitration award that governs this controversy”, emphasized Rodríguez.

Venezuela does not recognize the Paris Arbitration Award of 1899 in which the United Kingdom empire seized the Essequibo from it through fraud, many decades before the birth of Guyana as an independent State.

After years of protest, the Cooperative Republic of Guyana and Venezuela agreed to resolve the dispute through diplomatic channels, after achieving recognition of this territorial dispossession by the United Nations General Assembly in 1962 and signing the Geneva Agreement in 1966.