Foreign Minister to push for meeting with Venezuela on maritime boundary

More than enough time has passed for the commencement of bilateral talks with Venezuela on the Maritime boundary issue and Guyana has insistently been lobbying for the first meeting to be initiated soon.

“We have sent several reminders …I know that enough time has passed for us to start and it’s time to push a little more for this,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett told Stabroek News when asked for an update on the status of the talks .

She had previously said that the political instability in Venezuela had prevented a technical meeting between the two nations to discuss maritime boundaries.

Guyana and Venezuela representatives were set to meet since February to further discuss maritime delimitation after the exploring vessel, MV Teknik Perdana, was seized by Caracas and later released in October 2013.

The vessel was indirectly under contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to explore the Roraima Block with a view to determining …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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