The European Union praises the dialogue between Venezuela and Guyana

Brussels.European Union He praised the meeting held between Guyana’s President Muhammad Irfaan Ali and Venezuela’s dictator Nicolas Maduro, in which they agreed not to use force “under any circumstances” in the context of the Essequibo territorial dispute.

The Foreign Affairs Spokesperson commented: “The European Union welcomes the meeting between the Presidents of Guyana and Venezuela, hosted by the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. We congratulate the two Presidents for their willingness to engage in dialogue despite the complexity of this issue.” Peter Stano in statements to Europe Press.

The European Union considered a “peaceful and diplomatic solution” in accordance with international law, stressing the need to avoid “any escalation” that would endanger the stability of the region.

Likewise, the European bloc is highlighting the mediation efforts of Brazil and the interim presidency of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

In a joint statement following the meeting, Guyana and Venezuela affirmed that they “will not directly or indirectly threaten or use force against each other under any circumstances, including those arising from any existing dispute between the two countries.”

The two countries pledged to resolve their disputes “in accordance with international law, including the 1966 Geneva Convention.” Maduro and Ali met in the capital of the island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean Sea in an attempt to ease tensions over the conflict over Essequibo.

Tensions increased between the two countries after the Venezuelan regime held a referendum on the annexation of the Guyana region, which Caracas claims belongs to it.

The territorial dispute dates back to the 19th century, when an 1899 ruling, defended from Georgetown, required Venezuela to cede Essequibo, though it later reversed this. For its part, Caracas relies on the 1966 Geneva Convention signed between the United Kingdom (Guyana’s former colonial power) and Venezuela, under which it recognized Essequibo as a disputed territory.



fountain: With information from the European press

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