Guyana, Venezuela Meeting on Sea Shelf

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 30, 2011

Above: Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro and Guyanese FM Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in 2009 (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras)

Officials from Venezuela and Guyana are meeting Friday to discuss the decision by Guyana to make a claim on a large portion of continental shelf off its waters in the Caribbean sea. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro will meet with his Guyanese counterpart Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett. Guyana’s offshore waters have drawn a great deal of interest of late, including from US oil giant Anadarko. [AP]

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