Thursday, February 22, 2018

Move to end Guyana-Venezuela border standoff


The decision by the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to refer the 51-year-old contention between Guyana and Venezuela to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) should be welcomed by all nations, particularly those in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The peaceful settlement of disputes is vital to the economic progress and social stability of the world. Wherever violent solutions to contentions exist, anywhere in the world, they absorb financial and other resources that could be far better spent on improving the condition of mankind, particularly the poor and vulnerable.

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