PUP condemns illegal Guatemalan activity

And while the opposition leader has been briefed, according to a press release from the People’s United deplore the hostile and aggressive attitude by members of the GAF towards Belizean security forces in the vicinity of the Forward Operating Base on the shores of the Sarstoon River in Belize  “. This latest incident is another violation of international law by Guatemala and constitutes a grave risk to peace in the region. The PUP joins the Government and all Belizeans in calling on the  Government of Guatemala to immediately cease these provocative and illegal acts, and we demand that the Government of Guatemala ensures that the GAF is instructed to stand down and to respect the  long established boundary between Belize and Guatemala in the Sarstoon.” The PUP says it applauds the firm and brave members of the Belizean security forces who resolutely defended our sovereignty and territorial integrity in the face of hostile and  imminent threat from the GAF. The  PUP  says thatit believes  that the  following issues must be given the highest  priority at the Ministerial Meeting scheduled between Belizean and Guatemalan Foreign Ministers for Tuesday 15 March 2016, in Washington DC”  i. The repeated violation of Belizean territory by the GAF; ii. The threat to peace and violation of international law by GAF; and iii. Confidence Building Measures in the Sarstoon River.” The PUP also  calls  on the  Government  to urgently take all appropriate diplomatic actions  required in order to guarantee the territorial integrity, safety and sovereignty of Belize; It made recommendations to re‐appoint a Negotiating Team on Belize  Guatemala relations; and Re–‐appoint a National Advisory Commission on the Belize Guatemala Differendum”

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