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Venezuela has accepted the jurisdiction of the ICJ in Guyana v Venezuela Border Dispute

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today says while Guyana welcomes the Venezuelan Government's decision to join the judicial process submitting an objection at this advanced stage of the proceedings before the International Court of Justice, could be deemed as an effort to delay the Court's final judgment.

Previously, the Venezuelan Government did not recognise the jurisdiction of the ICJ to

consider the case this matter.

The longstanding border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela arose as a result of the Spanish speaking nation's contention that the Arbitral Award of 1899 about the frontier between then British Guiana and Venezuela is null and void.

See full statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation below


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