Above: Jose Miguel Insulza (OAS Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Belize Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington and Guatemala Foreign Minister Luis Fernando Carrera held tripartite talks this weekend with Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza in Santiago.
The objective of the meeting was to exchange information on the tasks both countries will carry out advance of the referenda both countries will be holding in October 2013 on their long-running territorial dispute.
During the meeting, which took place during the EU-CELAC Summit, both officials explained the situation in each country and renewed the commitments of their governments to carry out the referenda, according to an OAS statement.
Insulza, who was accompanied at the meeting by Ambassador Hugo de Zala, his chief of staff, said the OAS “will continue supporting all efforts made by Belize and Guatemala to comply with the agreements they have reached.”