President David Granger, on the eve of his departure for the CARICOM Summit in Barbados, issued the following statement today:
“The Government of Guyana remains committed to improving relations with the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Guyana remains steadfast, however, in its stand against the several illegal and increasingly militant actions of Venezuela directed against Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Guyana reasserts that its lawful boundaries that were established 116 years ago are not negotiable. Violation of them on land or at sea is an assault on the tenets of CARICOM and must be condemned as such.
That will be Guyana’s message to all at the Heads of Government Conference.”