- Former Diplomat warns Guyana Government.
Former Diplomat, Dr. Henry Jeffrey is warning the Guyana Government to remain mindful of Venezuela’s aggression as the border controversy heads to the International Court of Justice.
Dr. Jeffrey was reacting to the United Nations Secretary General’s decision to have the matter heard in the ICJ.
He said the recent ruling by the United Nation’s Secretary General to have the Guyana/Venezuela Border controversy channeled through the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is a remarkable step in the right direction.
Dr. Jeffrey also warned that Guyana must now be prepared to defend its position at all costs, stating that, “the issue would be to try your best not to make fact of going to court a reason for escalation of the problem between you and Venezuela…at the end of the day this court matter is for the court to give an opinion on the issue because it is being sent by the United Nations body.”
While cognizant of the fact that the Court can express a legal opinion that goes either way, Dr. Jeffrey believes that Guyana has the stronger case.
“I don’t think Venezuela has any case at all perhaps that is why it only wanted in the first place negotiations because it has greater power than us and so I believe that Guyana should come out on top of this,” Dr. Jeffrey said.
Meanwhile, speaking specifically to the public, the former diplomat says Guyanese should keep a close eye on the judicial process and hope for the best.
He is also encouraging the Government to stay abreast of all the possibilities throughout this process.