“With a group of world-class lawyers, we came to The Hague to defend our country, which is the sole owner of Guayana Esequiba. Guyana has violated the Geneva agreement to serve the interests of the large energy transnationals”, said the Executive Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Delcy Rodríguez on Thursday.
In this sense, she pointed out that Venezuela has demonstrated with legal arguments and evidence the ownership over Guayana Esequiba since 1777: “the United Kingdom never had ownership over the territory of Guayana Esequiba. We have demonstrated the fraud, they stripped us of the territory. We are happy and satisfied with each of the interventions. It is unusual that they intend to sue the Arbitral Award”.
In the same way, she informed that Venezuela extends its hands so that the Geneva Agreement is respected, and that the country “has always upheld peace as a banner. We have asked that they guarantee that direction so that conflicts do not occur. The United Kingdom must show its face, Guyana has violated the agreement to serve the large transnationals on energy interests. We have called for reflection on the terrible environmental damage that has been generated in the territory”.
For his part, the ambassador permanent representative of Venezuela to the United Nations (UN), Samuel Moncada, expressed his pride in seeing that there are many people committed to reviewing the historical part of this case, in order to deliver new evidence.