“Our borders remain an integral part of our sovereignty, and our Defense Force has a constitutional responsibility to protect them,” the military official clarified.
The Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defense Forces, Brigadier Omar Khan, assured that “he is not worried” about the presence of Venezuelan soldiers on their land border, within the framework of the dispute with Venezuela about Guyana Essequiba.
“If there is a need to warn about events outside the norm, we have a duty to announce it,” Khan declared at a press conference.
The Guyanese media reported the increase of Venezuelan soldiers on the border and in response to this, Khan indicated that “there are various information circulating through social networks on the subject, and from various sources that must always be verified ”
In this context, he stressed: “Our borders remain a part of our sovereignty, and our Defense Force has a constitutional responsibility to protect them.”
Guyana has previously rejected Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s call to hold talks with his Guyanese counterpart, Irfaan Ali, to resolve the Guyana Essequiba controversy.