Motion denouncing Venezuela’s “provocative”, “void” referendum to be debated in Parliament today …Govt, Opposition expected to ratify motion, take united stance against Venezuela – Guyana Times
In response to Venezuela’s planned referendum coming up on December 3, 2023, that seeks to set in motion the annexation of Guyana’s Essequibo territory, Guyana’s National Assembly will unite today to consider a motion denouncing Venezuela’s unlawful referendum.
The motion notes that “the Government and people of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana deem this purported Referendum to be contemptuous of the legal process prevailing before the International Court of Justice and repugnant to the accepted principles, tenets, norms and practices of international law.”
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The motion will also call “for the deepening of engagements among all national stakeholders on issues relating to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, particularly within the context of the meetings of the bipartisan Ministerial Advisory Committee on the Guyana/Venezuela Controversy” and “encourages the citizens of Guyana to remain fully engaged on developments surrounding the controversy.”
The ICJ has meanwhile announced that it will be holding a special sitting in two weeks to hear Guyana’s Request regarding Venezuela’s planned referendum that seeks to annex the Essequibo region and integrate it into the Spanish-speaking nation’s territory.
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