Commonwealth Ministerial Committee reiterates support for Belize
Posted: May 19, 2016. 8:35 a.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The Commonwealth Ministerial Committee reiterated and endorsed its firm support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Belize at a meeting held on Monday May 16th.
This meeting, the Committee said in a statement, was called to discuss the recent events taking place in the Adjacency Zone between Belize and Guatemala.
“The Committee encouraged all concerned to work towards a peaceful and final resolution of the longstanding disagreements concerning the border between Belize and Guatemala,” said the statement while it urged both countries to honour the terms of the Agreements reached in 2005 and 2008.
The Committee also commended the work of the Organization of American States (OAS) in the matter and asked that the international community “continue to support these and other similar measures fully and as a matter of urgency”.
The meeting was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Barbados, Senator Maxine McClean. Attending were Barbados, Canada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Nigeria and Tanzania. Belize and the United Kingdom attended as observers. Belize Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington was there and briefed the Committee on the situation.
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