Representatives from various political parties, private sector and religious community, today gathered at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for a National Stakeholder Meeting to discuss issues arising from the recent developments regarding relations between the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The meeting, chaired by Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, the Honourable Gail Teixeira, served to brief stakeholders on the recent events and allow for the sharing of ideas.
Earlier today, the Foreign Minister briefed Members of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Foreign Relations under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Raphael Trotman, MP. The meeting was also attended by Prime Minister Honourable Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips MP and Hon. Gail Teixeira MP., Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance.
The Minister provided an update on recent developments concerning the relations between Guyana and Venezuela. The Committee demonstrated unanimity in the strong condemnation of the implementation of any law by Venezuela with extraterritorial application in contravention of international law and the rights of Guyana.
The Committee further reiterated national sentiments for continued vigilance in safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana.
January 11, 2021