Venezuela and Guyana will draw up roadmap regarding the Essequibo

The Chancellor of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Yván Gil, arrived in the city of Brasilia, Brazil, to meet this January 25 with his counterpart from Guyana, Hugh Todd, and draw up a roadmap that will allow for an understanding with said country on the legitimate claim to the territory of Guayana Esequiba.

In that sense, Gil, recalled as was agreed on December 14 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, that this Thursday was held the first meeting of the Guyana-Venezuela Joint Commission to address the issues of the territorial controversy between both countries over Guayana Esequiba.

He took the opportunity to thank the Government of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for hosting this first meeting, where representatives of the Caribbean Community (Caricom) and representatives of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) are also present:

The idea is to be able to define the steps to follow between Guyana and Venezuela, to deal with this controversy bilaterally and diplomatically. “We have sat down again and established positions where third parties do not participate and remove the possibility of linking foreign military powers and prosecuting said approach anchored in international law,” he said.

It is worth noting that, on December 6, by request of the Guyanese side, Chancellor Todd held a telephone conversation with Chancellor Yván Gil to discuss the issue of the territorial controversy after the consultative referendum called by the National Assembly, which took place on December 3, with a transcendental result for the nation in which voted more than 10,554,320 voters, of a binding nature and a binding popular mandate.