Guyana´s President Rejects Venezuela’s Decree to Unilaterally Extend Maritime Boundary

Importantly, President Maduro’s decree takes in part of the Stabroek Block which Guyana has granted to American oil giant, ExxonMobil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Guyana's President Irfaan Ali on Saturday afternoon, January 9th, rejected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s unilateral extension of his country’s maritime boundary with Venezuela to take in the oil-rich Atlantic waters off the Essequibo Region.

Ali said the most senior official of the Venezuelan embassy in Guyana's capital Georgetown was Saturday called in and told of Guyana’s objection to the “deeply disturbing decree” by the Venezuelan President last Thursday that Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?