President Gustavo Petro spoke about the situation between Venezuela and Guyana over the territory of Essequibo.
When speaking about the complex situation that exists between Venezuela and Guyana over the territory of Essequibo, the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, spoke out this Saturday and said that reaching an armed confrontation in the region would be a disgrace.
In a message on his X account, the head of state expressed that “the greatest misfortune of South America is that a war broke out between its people.”
He also specified that “for years there has been an attempt to establish a conflict in our continental corner, stateless Colombians and Trump discussed it. “Reproducing the NATO/Russia conflict in our own lands, in the Amazon jungle, would only make us lose vital time in our progress and our lives.”
For the president of Colombia, “that is not the destiny of our South America, we must eradicate barbarism from here.”
The president also stated that “we know how to mediate conflicts and maintain peace between our peoples. Venezuela and Guyana must de-escalate the conflict, I invite the governments of South America to build a mediation team, I hope that would revive UNASUR. The path of South America is peace and life.”
In the last few hours, the governments of Venezuela and Guyana have deepened their messages that the territory of Essequibo is theirs, and the annoyance continues because the United States is carrying out military exercises on the border with Venezuela.