Government of Belize congrats Guatemala on its referendum process

Today, the Government of Belize sent out congratulations to the Government and people of Guatemala on conducting their referendum. A statement from GOB says, **“The Government acknowledges the results as a step further toward permanently settling the age-old dispute. This act of civic expression in Guatemala was conducted smoothly and efficiently in a way that contributes further to the strengthening of democracy, peace and security in Guatemala as well as in the region.”  The Government of Belize says it is committed to conducting its own referendum for the electorate to decide whether to submit Guatemala’s claim to the ICJ for a final settlement.

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