Guyana remains ‘vigilant’ and ‘militant’ of all threats – President Ali

Guyana/Venezuela border controversy, he said, “The surveillance, not only of our borders but our investment is to have complete eye of everything that belongs to Guyana including our Exclusive Economic Zone.”

Guyana and Venezuela have an ongoing border controversy that is squarely before the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

However, Guyana and Venezuela recently signed the Argyle Declaration, a joint pronouncement issued by both countries following a meeting of Presidents Ali and Nicolas Maduro in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Significantly, they agreed that Guyana and Venezuela, directly or indirectly, will not threaten or use force against one another in any circumstances, including those consequential to any existing controversies between the two States.

President Ali on Thursday reiterated that Guyana remains “steadfastly” committed in the principles outlined in the Argyle Declaration.

He also maintained that the controversy will only be determined at the ICJ.

“Diplomacy has always been a key element of our defence strategy.

“We are 100 percent committed to this process and it is an unwavering position of Guyana,” President Ali said.