PM to Kamla: T&T cannot intervene in border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela

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PM to Kamla: T&T cannot intervene in border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela

Trinidad and Tobago and Caricom cannot intervene in the border dispute between Venezuela and Guyana.

This is the position made public by Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley.

Speaking at a news briefing held at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s Friday, Dr Rowley said for there to be meditation the people of Guyana must have its backing.

He said this is not the case as Guyana has sought the intervention of the International Court of Justice.

The ICJ gave its ruling on the matter last week Friday.

However, Dr Rowley says Venezuela does not recognise the ICJ.

He said the two parties involved must be willing to enter into the mediation process.

Dr Rowley said any intervention at this time could have implications.

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar, has suggested Trinidad and Tobago should get involved in the process due to its diplomatic relations with both nations.