The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro Moros, held a meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, at the Third Global Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development, which will be held in Quito.
President Maduro in July 2015, submitted a request to Ban Ki-moon to re-launch the process of mediation and resolution is still current dispute over the territory of Guyana Essequibo.
Geneva Agreement of February 17, 1966, is an instrument that regulates finding solutions to the territorial dispute and in the preamble states that it shall be settled in a friendly manner acceptable to both sides. Up to now, it has lacked a legal decision of the competent court. In addition, if we are to adequately approach the territorial dispute, it is essential to use political and diplomatic means to find a solution in a peaceful manner.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used the occasion to greet President Nicolas Maduro, who had in turn met with success in his future endeavours.