June 7 Basseterre St. Kitts: The border disputes between two CARICOM Member
States and their neighbours were discussed by Caribbean Ministers of Foreign Affairs at their recent meeting in The Bahamas.
to the Belize-Guatemala border dispute, Ministers reaffirmed unequivocal support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty
of Belize and urged the two countries to intensify the process of negotiations under the auspices of the OAS in order to bring
the territorial claim to an early end through a peaceful, just and definitive resolution of the territorial differendum between
the two countries.
expressed appreciation for the work of the office of the Secretariat of the OAS in the adjacency zone to maintain peace and
improve relations between the peoples of the two countries, especially in the border area, and appealed to countries to support
the special OAS Fund for that purpose.
Foreign ministers noted with satisfaction that relations between Guyana and Venezuela continued to be cordial.
underscored the importance of the ongoing dialogue at the level of Heads of State and Ministers of Foreign Affairs in promoting
this cordiality and noted that such dialogue had resulted in a renewal of commitment to a peaceful settlement of the controversy
through the mechanism of the United Nations Good Offices Process and to functional cooperation under the aegis of the Guyana/Venezuela
High Level Bilateral Commission.
Ministers reiterated their full support for the preservation of Guyana's
sovereignty and its right to the unrestricted development of all its territory for the benefit of its people.