The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, warning about the joint military exercise between the United States and Guyana.
“Due to this joint military exercise, a little less than an hour ago I signed a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the United Nations, alerting him to this threat to the peace and tranquility of our region”, as stated by the Executive Vice-president of the Republic, Delcy Rodríguez, during a press conference.
From the Miraflores Palace, in the presence of national and international media, Rodríguez made a call to the brother countries of the Caribbean.
The Executive Vice-president reiterated Venezuela’s concern for the development of these actions and stated that it is in the hands of Secretary Guterres “to guarantee peace and stability in this region.”
She stressed that these exercises represent the continuity of a series of events threatening the sovereignty of the Republic.
Rodríguez, cited the statements of January 9 by the President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, lrfaan Ali, who said “that the first violation is that no State can unilaterally determine its international borders, whether land or sea.”
“President Maduro is doing an internal ordering of the Venezuelan territory, where Venezuelan jurisdiction and sovereignty is exercised, it cannot be misinterpreted”, she said.
Given this, Vice-president Rodríguez called on the Government of Guyana not to persist in the confrontation, making false and disrespectful accusations and moving away from the path of negotiation.