Venezuela rejects illegal bidding of oil blocks by Guyana

The national government, on behalf of the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, strongly rejected the illegal bidding round for oil blocks currently being carried out by the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana in maritime areas pending delimitation between both countries, announced the Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Relations, Yván Gil.

Through a statement published on the @yvangil account of the X social network , he referred the Government of Guyana doesn’t has any sovereign rights over these maritime areas, and “any action within its limits is violating the International Right”.

Part of the document stated that the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela warned that “any illicit and arbitrary concession that Guyana grants, has granted or intends to grant in the areas in question, does not generate any type of rights for third parties that participate in said process.”

In April 2023, a delegation from the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reaffirmed its commitment to the defense of sovereignty and the protection of its historical rights over Guayana Essequiba, in response to the ruling issued by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and thus remains attached to the validity of the 1966 Geneva Agreement.

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela will remain firm in the defense of its sovereignty and territory, as well as the defense of international law.