Venezuela Foreign Minister visits

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua today made a brief visit to Guyana.

He was met at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri  by President Donald Ramotar and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett.

GINA said that Jaua updated the President on the current situation in his country where at least 17 people have been killed during protests led by that country’s opposition over the past two weeks.

President Donald Ramotar (second from right) , Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett  (right) at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri. (GINA photo)
President Donald Ramotar (second from right) , Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua (left) and Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett (right) at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri. (GINA photo)

Last October, Guyana and Venezuela agreed to have the countries’ technical experts meet in four months to discuss maritime delimitation. This came following the seizure by Caracas of the exploring vessel, MV Teknik Perdana.

The MV Teknik Perdana was indirectly under contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to explore the Roraima Block with a view to determining whether commercial quantities of hydrocarbon existed. Those exploration plans have now been put on hold.

It is unclear if this matter was discussed today.

 

 

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