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Joint press statement issued by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guyana and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela following their meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday October 9, 2009.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guyana, Her Excellency Carolyn

Rodrigues-Birkett, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of

Venezuela, His Excellency Nicolás Maduro Moros, today met with United Nations

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to brief him on recent developments in the border

controversy between their two countries and made a joint recommendation for the

appointment of a new personal representative to help advance the search for a solution.

The Ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Good Offices process under the

auspices of the United Nations within the framework of the Geneva Agreement of 1966.

They welcomed the Secretary-General’s personal commitment to assisting the two

countries and his undertaking to appoint a new personal representative to advance the

process. The Ministers expressed their determination to work towards a peaceful

resolution of the controversy and renewed their commitment to strengthening the

relations existing between their two countries.

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