Georgetown, Guyana – (September 22, 2015) On September 29, President David Granger will put forward Guyana’s position on the Venezuela territorial dispute when he addresses the United Nations General Assembly. While this has been a burning issue for the new administration, President Granger said the recent move by Venezuela to deploy military presence on its borders is very provocative.

“We feel that they are threading on a very dangerous course at this point in time. Rather than seeking a peaceful resolution on the matter they seem to be pursuing a very defensive and aggressive course, “he said. However he added that his government, on the other hand, will make this issue the central of Guyana’s position heading into the UN summit.

The President said they have received reports of Venezuela “making extraordinary military deployment in it eastern border which is Guyana’s western border, which seems to be impacting on Guyana’s territorial defense,” the President added.

In addition, the President announced that a high level meeting was held, earlier today, to address the issues of the military deployment. Those who attended the meeting, included, Army Chief of Staff, Mark Phillips, Commissioner of Police, Seelall Persaud, Minister of Legal Affair, Basil Williams and Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan.
Meanwhile, with regard to the UN Summit, the President will also be addressing the UN Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, on Septembers 25. The Head of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs will be leading a delegation, which will depart for New York tomorrow.

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