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.