Venezuela sends protest note over Essequibo river co-ordinate

Venezuela sends protest note over Essequibo river co-ordinate

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Just in’ from the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry

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BOLIVARIAN REPUBLIC OF VENEZUELA

MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER

FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS

RELEASE

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela rejects the content of the Regulations published in Gazette Extraordinary of Guyana, dated July 23 of this month, the government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, through which it aims to regulate aspects of inland waters That country. However, the regulation places the Point 1, which aims to establish the western end of the straight baseline corresponding to the mouth of the Essequibo River in Venezuelan territory under dispute under the 1966 Geneva Agreement.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has sent today, through the Ministry of Popular Power for Foreign Affairs, a note of protest to the Guyanese government demanding immediate correction of that Point 1.
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela condemns the recurring provocations and aggressions of the government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, chasing stoking a conflict between brother countries, with blaster late Latin American and Caribbean unity and legitimating the imperialist pretensions against Peace the region.

Caracas, July 31, 2015

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