of American States
MEETING BETWEEN BELIZE AND GUATEMALA
REACHES POSITIVE RESULTS
at the headquarters of the Organization of American States, the
governments of Belize and Guatemala convened a ministerial meeting. The Guatemalan delegation was headed by Gabriel
Orellana Rojas, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the delegation of Belize
was headed by David Gibson, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of
this meeting, the Panel of Facilitators, composed of Sir Shridath Ramphal
and Paul Reichler, reported on the progress attained to date in their
efforts to resolve the territorial differendum between the two countries.
Facilitators said that this Wednesday they would present to the
delegations a list of proposals and recommendations designed to avoid any
future border incidents that could hinder the progress of the
meeting today was held in a friendly atmosphere of cooperation and
understanding. The heads of
both delegations said the recent incidents that took place in the
Adjacency Zone should not adversely impact the progress achieved
throughout this year of negotiation and rapprochement between the parties.
Secretary General congratulated both delegations for their undeniable
commitment and dedication to the process, recognizing the progress and
development that is being carried out by the Facilitators with OAS
technical support .