UK’s Foreign Secretary, David Cameron, has firmly expressed his support for Guyana in the border controversy with Venezuela. His voice, added to those of a conglomerate of nations, helped to break Maduro’s resolve in annexing the Essequibo and pushed him to attend the CARICOM/CELAC brokered peace talks in St. Vincent and the Grenadines where a brand new Peace Agreement was signed between Guyana and Venezuela.
But the United Kingdom isn’t sitting down and relaxing in the calm assumption that all is now well. They have gone the extra mile by expressing extraordinary commitment in defending Guyana’s sovereignty against Venezuelan aggression. Today, David Rutley, the British Minister for the Americas, Caribbean and Overseas Territories, will meet President Ali and senior government and military officials to stress unequivocal backing for Guyana’s territorial integrity.
“I am in Guyana, a fellow Commonwealth member, to offer the UK’s unequivocal backing to our Guyanese friends. The border issue has been settled for over 120 years. Sovereign borders must be respected wherever they are in the world. We welcome the recent agreement by Venezuela in St Vincent to refrain from the use of force and any further escalation. The UK will continue to work with partners in the region, as well as through international bodies, to ensure the territorial integrity of Guyana is upheld.”Minister David Rutley – 18th of December, 2023.