Presidente buscará llevar a La Haya disputa territorial con Venezuela

Las declaraciones del embajador de Estados Unidos en Guyana, Perry Holloway, la semana pasada, en apoyo a la posición de Georgetown sobre la disputa con Venezuela por el Esequibo, molestó al gobierno venezolano, que las calificó de “intromisión” y de “instigación”.

El 8 de septiembre, su homologó de Brasil en Guyana, Lineu Pupo De Paula, destacó que “Guyana tiene la razón”. Pero el Ejecutivo venezolano no reaccionó públicamente.

Las declaraciones responden a la “preservación de intereses que tienen estos países sobre la explotación de recursos naturales en el Esequibo”, afirmó el especialista en el tema, Abraham Gómez. Se trata de una estrategia para menoscabar la posición de Venezuela internacionalmente, añadió: “Estados Unidos estaba esperando que la Caricom fijara posición para declarar, mientras que Brasil lo hizo de bajo perfil para medir la reacción del gobierno venezolano, del que es aliado”.

El experto Carlos Romero indicó que el asunto se va “internacionalizando” en la medida en que actores principales como Washington y Brasilia asumen una posición, lo que es negativo para Venezuela, que decidió mantenerlo dentro de las relaciones bilaterales.

“También se puede interpretar como un pase de factura de estos países debido al descenso en la relaciones bilaterales, el evidente distanciamiento entre Washington y Caracas, y el congelamiento con Brasil”, agregó.

Empresas de ambos países tienen inversiones en el territorio disputado como la estadounidense Exxon, dueña de 45% de la concesión petrolera en Stabroek; y la brasileña Muri Brasil Venture, encargada de una represa hidroeléctrica en Amaila.

Congreso. Abraham Gómez señaló que el presidente de Guyana, David Granger, solicitará al Congreso de su país autorización para llevar el caso a la Corte Internacional de Justicia. Lo que sería “una manera de pasar por encima de la reunión Granger-Maduro celebrada en la ONU el 20 de septiembre”.

La Constitución de Guyana establece que para abrir el proceso, el Congreso debe aprobar la autorización, lo cual no será obstáculo para Georgetown pues incluso los partidos de oposición han apoyado al gobierno de Granger.

El Nacional

Guyana busca el apoyo de Canadá en el conflicto territorial con Venezuela

Guyana seeks Canada’s support against Venezuela’s aggression

The Government of Guyana will be looking forward to Canada’s support against the territorial claims by Venezuela even as it seeks to strengthen its ties and bilateral agreements with the state, through new Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux.

This was communicated to the diplomat by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, at a reception hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner at his residence, last evening.

In welcoming the High Commissioner to Guyana, Minister Greenidge said that Guyana has always had a long history of friendship and collaboration with Canada, both at the governmental level and through people to people interactions.

“Since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1966, our two countries have worked closely in areas of common interest on a bilateral, regional and global agenda and this close friendship was facilitated on the positions we share on a variety of areas. Guyana values these relations and looks forward to the continuing growth of this partnership,” Minister Greenidge said.

He noted that some of the country’s largest investors, especially in the mining industry, are Canadians, while a number of projects and programmes for community and national development, were made possible through this partnership.

Minister Greenidge committed the new administration’s efforts to fostering and building partnerships with all states.

“We wish to applaud you for the relationship we have shared. We hope to build on the areas of success that have characterised our relationship. This new administration will seek to improve Guyana’s international standing. It is important that the country continues on an upward trajectory. We are committed to working with partners in the region to enhance security, democracy, as well as prosperity,” the Foreign Affairs Minister said.

Meanwhile, High Commissioner Giroux said too that Canada’s relationship with Guyana is one that is long and friendly and it is his hope, that this can be further strengthened with his presence here.

He noted that with the recent discovery of oil, Guyana is on the verge of changes that are most profound and Canada would like to ensure that a firm partnership is established so as to maximize the country’s potential.

“We want to build and move forward. The Canadian High Commission will work tirelessly to build and foster this relationship between Guyana and Canada,” Giroux said.
The event was attended by several Government Ministers, Members of the Opposition, Members of Parliament, and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

GINA