“The Interim Government of the Republic of Venezuela reiterates its total disagreement with the decision adopted by the ICJ,” said the ambassador to the United States, Carlos Vecchio, on the declaration of the International Court of Justice to settle the territorial controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.
Vecchio assured that the Presidency in Charge and the National Assembly reiterate their official position in line with the historical position of the Republic, through the 1966 Geneva Agreement as the only political and diplomatic legal instrument for the recovery of the Essequibo.
The Venezuelan diplomat said that Maduro’s regime abandoned all defense mechanisms before the ICJ to fully defend the rights of Venezuela and denounced that the dictatorship did not participate in the hearing or appoint an Ad-hoc judge, abandoning its actions.
“The Interim Government and the National Assembly reiterate a call to all the forces of society, the FAN, NGOs and other members of civil society to form a front of common cause for the defense of the nation. The Essequibo belongs to Venezuela,” he declared.
El Gobierno Interino de la República de #Venezuela reitera su total desacuerdo a la decisión adoptada por la CIJ, mediante la cual se declara competente para dirimir sobre la controversia territorial entre Guyana y Venezuela, por el territorio Esequibo, que es de #Venezuela. https://t.co/QCFYP1uoW9
— CARLOS VECCHIO (@carlosvecchio) January 12, 2021