Leaders from the Caribbean Group (CARICOM) have reaffirmed their assist for Guyana’s territorial integrity and its pursuit of a decision to the long-standing dispute with Venezuela by way of the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ).
Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados and Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines delivered this message throughout a joint assertion made in Barbados on Saturday.
Backing Guyana’s unwavering place
Prime Minister Mottley emphasised the unwavering nature of Guyana’s stance, characterizing it as strong and steadfast.
She underscored CARICOM’s dedication to face firmly behind Guyana on this matter, stating, “On this specific case in our view, Guyana’s place has been sturdy, it has been unwavering and it’s earlier than the Worldwide Court docket of Justice and we’ll again them 150 per cent with that,”
Regional management’s position
Mottley expressed her reliance on Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, who at the moment chairs CARICOM, and Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, who chairs the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).
She expects them to play pivotal roles in sustaining stability within the area, even when a definitive decision to the dispute will not be instantly achieved.
The contentious difficulty facilities on Guyana’s 160,000 sq. kilometer Essequibo County.
Guyana has sought the intervention of the ICJ to declare the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award because the definitive and conclusive decision to the territorial dispute. Nevertheless, Venezuela doesn’t acknowledge the ICJ’s jurisdiction on this matter.
The ICJ’s impending determination will decide whether or not Venezuela’s referendum, which seeks to declare Essequibo a state of Venezuela and grant citizenship to its inhabitants, can proceed.
Venezuela’s upcoming December 3 referendum additionally features a common vote on rejecting the ICJ’s jurisdiction within the territorial controversy.
The result of this referendum holds vital implications for the continued dispute.
Prime Minister Gonsalves emphasised the significance of preserving regional peace and the rejection of any use or menace of pressure in resolving the Guyana-Venezuela territorial dispute. Whereas he shunned offering particular particulars, he reiterated CARICOM’s steadfast dedication to upholding the territorial integrity of Guyana.
This dedication underscores the area’s dedication to attaining a peaceable and lawful decision to this enduring battle.