Venezuela ratifies unavoidable determination of claim on the Essequibo territory to 53 years of the Geneva Agreement
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, ratified on Sunday the irrevocable determination of the South American country in its legitimate claim for the Essequibo territory, when it celebrates 53 years of the signing of the Geneva Agreement.
A 53 años de la firma del Acuerdo de Ginebra, documento que reconoce nuestro derecho sobre la Guayana Esequiba, reiteramos la determinación irrenunciable de reclamar la soberanía de nuestro territorio, por la vía diplomática y pacífica. ¡El Sol de Venezuela nace en el Esequibo! pic.twitter.com/UZf4j9Kefb
— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) February 17, 2019
In 1966 the Geneva Agreement was signed, in which the governments of Venezuela, Great Britain and the British Guiana colony recognize the existence of a controversy over sovereignty in the Essequibo territory and establish the procedures to find a solution through peaceful means.
This Treaty, which constitutes the legal basis of the dispute, stipulates that “no act or activity carried out while this agreement is in force shall constitute a basis for asserting, supporting or denying a claim of territorial sovereignty in the territories of Venezuela. or British Guiana, or to create sovereign rights in said territories, except as such acts or activities are the result of any agreement reached by the mixed commission and accepted in writing by the Government of Venezuela and the Government of Guyana”.
During the last years, the Venezuelan Executive has remained firm not only in defense of the Essequibo territory but also in the practical, peaceful and satisfactory solution of the controversy, in accordance with the Geneva Agreement.