Foreign Minister Momen Chairs the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana
Dhaka, 14 September 2021 :
Foreign Minister Momen Chairs the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana and reaffirms the proposal of the group for peaceful settlement of the dispute between Guyana and Venezuela through the intervention of the ICJ.
Today, the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana met virtually. Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen as Chair of the Group reiterated its firm and unswerving support for the maintenance and preservation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Guyana.
Bangladesh looks forward to steering the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana to reach a peaceful settlement of disputes through dialogue and international adjudication which also is in line with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur RahmanÕs visionary Foreign Policy doctrine, said Foreign Minister Momen while chairing the second meeting of the Commonwealth Ministerial Group on Guyana under Bangladesh’s chairmanship. Foreign Minister assured that as Chair, Bangladesh would steer the deliberations of this Ministerial Group’s work towards a peaceful settlement of the territorial dispute between Guyana-Venezuela.
Bangladesh took over the chairmanship from South Africa for this Ministerial Group. Bangladesh Foreign Minister attended the meeting for the second time during his tenure as a Chair. The Group is currently overseeing the long-standing territorial dispute between the British Guyana and Venezuela over their maritime territory.
Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland and Foreign Ministers of Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Guyana, Jamaica and the UK were present in the meeting.