Guyana makes oral presentation at UN on extended continental shelf

Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett yesterday made an oral presentation in support of Guyana’s  submission for an extended continental shelf to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.

A Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release last evening stated that  the foreign affairs minister was accompanied by  Ambassador Elisabeth Harper, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; George Talbot, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Guyana to the United Nations;  Keith George, Ambassador of Guyana to the Republic of Suriname; Ambassador Rudolph Collins, Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Newell Dennison, Manager, Petroleum Division of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission; and Dr Barton Scotland, Adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Dr Snejana Zaric and Dr Norbert Ott, Scientific Advisers of the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources also formed part of Guyana’s delegation.

Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett

This presentation, the release explained, forms part of the requirements for the consideration of the submissions for an extended continental shelf by States Parties of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Guyana made its submission for an extended continental shelf to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on September 6, 2011, the release noted.

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