“Here we are gathered, Venezuelans who have different positions and political alternatives for our country; However, the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana must know that, regarding the historical rights of Guyana Essequiba, Venezuela has a single voice: Essequibo is ours!” said the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, as part of the General Assembly of the Federal Government Council.
Likewise, President Maduro emphasized that during the Consultative Referendum the voice of the people was heard, pointing out in the five questions the demonstration of a patriotic consensus and national unity, on the historical position that Venezuelans have on Guayana Esequiba.
In that sense, the patriotic consciousness of Venezuelans stood out, by approving with more than 98% the question related to the recognition of the Geneva Agreement as the only instrument to reach a practical and satisfactory solution, in response to the claims of the Government of Guyana. and the transnational ExxonMobil oil company, to explore and exploit hydrocarbons in a large maritime area, which has yet to be delimited.
In turn, he specified that more than 97% of the voters rejected the Arbitration Award of 1899, imposed by the Monroe Doctrine, for being null and void; since it was a ruling issued by a court meeting in France, which, under the support of the United States, unfairly granted the power of Essequibo to the colony of the United Kingdom, who were by then colonizers of Guyana.