This Monday, the president of the Special Commission for the Defense of Guayana Esequiba and Territorial Sovereignty, deputy Hermman Escarrá (PSUV/Aragua); announced the creation of a national movement in defense of that Venezuelan territory.
Said organization will be directed by the deputy Edgardo Ramírez (PSUV/Nacional), who must unify, with the different unions and the Popular Power; the necessary strategies to collaborate with the decisions of the National Executive on the area in dispute with Guyana, refers to a press release from the National Assembly.
From the Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda hall, of the Federal Legislative Palace; Escarrá explained that this movement should foster, in the hearts of Venezuelans, a national patriotic feeling according to which the Essequibo is from Venezuela, as certified by official documents and history.
The parliamentarian expressed that Deputy Ramírez has the capacity and experience to assume responsibility for the movement.
In this sense, he urged him to start the formation of the group with individuals fully committed to the defense of Guayana Esequiba.
Last April, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously determined that the preliminary objection filed by Venezuela on the dispute it has with Guyana over the Essequibo territory is admissible, reports the Prensa Latina portal.
In a ruling that it described as final, unappealable and binding on the parties, the high court of the United Nations rejected by a majority of 14 to one the preliminary objection presented by Caracas, according to the ruling read by the US judge Joan E. Donoghue, president of the ICJ.
Similarly, in a similar vote, it determined that it can rule on the merits of Guyana’s claims.
In a statement, the Venezuelan government welcomed the court’s incidental ruling, validating the arguments that the illegal and fraudulent conduct of the United Kingdom can be reviewed.
The note also praised that the ruling made clear the existence and validity of the 1966 Geneva Agreement, an agreement considered by Venezuela as the only valid instrument to settle this territorial dispute.