GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Canada has joined america in supporting Guyana’s transfer to the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) to settle the border challenge with Venezuela.
A press release of help was posted Monday night on the official Fb web page of the Excessive Fee of Canada to Guyana and Suriname.
“Venezuela’s latest declare that it has sovereignty over the world adjoining to Guyana’s Essequibo coast is regarding. The choice is within the arms of the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice and this judicial course of have to be revered,” it learn.
It comes a day after US officers reiterated their nation’s help for a judicial settlement of the matter.
Performing Assistant Secretary for the US Division of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak, on Sunday tweeted from his official Twitter account, that the US helps the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice’s December 18 ruling that it has jurisdiction to listen to the case.
This adopted a decree issued by Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro final Thursday, claiming sovereignty and unique sovereign rights within the waters and seabed adjoining to Guyana’s coast, west of the Essequibo River.
Kozak stated pursuing the judicial settlement was “the authorized and peaceable method ahead”.
“Maduro’s aggressive claims do not change this, they solely present the world his disregard for his neighbours and [international] legislation,” the assistant secretary stated.
US Ambassador in Georgetown Sarah-Ann Lynch, who retweeted the assertion on her official Twitter account, famous that america has lengthy referred to as for “a authorized peaceable decision” to the border challenge and it was reiterating that decision.
President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, in responding to the decree on Saturday, stated Venezuela’s try and unilaterally repair its land and maritime boundaries with Guyana is a authorized nullity.
The Guyanese chief expressed confidence that the ICJ would rule in Guyana’s favour that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which settled the boundary between then British Guiana and Venezuela, stays legitimate.
The ICJ is about to host the Case Administration Convention for the substantive case on Friday.
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