Punta Playa commencement point for Guyana’s maritime boundary
-foreign minister affirms
Foreign Affairs Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett says that the commencement point for Guyana’s maritime boundary with Venezuela is Punta Playa (Point Playa).
Speaking to Stabroek News recently, Rodrigues-Birkett said that going into any technical meetings with Venezuela, “that is the point from where our border starts as of 1899, that’s where we are starting from…and it is from Punta Playa,” going on to confirm that this applied to the maritime boundary as well, after being pressed by this newspaper.
A Guyanese technical team is due to meet its Venezuelan counterpart on the delimitation of the maritime boundary shortly.