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Guyana political parties, stakeholders roundly condemn Venezuela ‘illegal decree’

In a rare show of unity among the two major political parties in Guyana, both groups have issued statements strongly condemning the move by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to issue a decree claiming sovereignty in the waters and seabed adjacent to Guyana’s coast, west of the Essequibo River.

Both President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon have described the decree as illegal pointing out that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is the correct forum to settle the controversy over the validity of an 1899 arbitral award that had established the land border between the two countries.

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