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Oct 3, 2014

Elrington Applauds G.O.B. for ‘Diplomatic Strides…’

Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington

In responding to criticism that he is too lenient on the issue of how the Guatemalan claim is being handled, Elrington told the media today that despite seeming public disapproval he has personally made great strides in fostering diplomatic relations with Guatemala to the point where Guatemala has now agreed to go to the International Court of Justice to resolve the age-old territorial claim.

 

Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“The criticism has always been that I have been too soft on Guatemalans and I have been too and I have been too conciliatory… and never before in the history of our country have we developed to this point where we have now reached since we took office in 2008.  Guatemalans have resolutely refused before 2008 to go to the ICJ and true to the fact, the Belize Executive Council in 1949 had urged at, and the resolution was passed by Mr. Edgar Gegg, moved by Edgar Gegg, urged the British government to take this matter to the ICJ as quickly as possible.  That was way back as 1949 and since then the Guatemalans had refused, had refused, had refused.  It was only in 2008, after I became foreign minister that for the first time we can go to the International Court of Justice.  Before then they used to amass troops on our borders, they used to threaten violence.  No threat of violence has ever been made by the government of Guatemala since then and up to this point all they are saying is that they want to solve it at the ICJ.  They signed an agreement to that effect and what they’ve done further is that they are about to sign another fifteen agreements with us in relation to trade and investment and the like by December of this year.”

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1 Response for “Elrington Applauds G.O.B. for ‘Diplomatic Strides…’”

  1. Eric says:

    “It was only in 2008, after I became foreign minister that for the first time we can go to the International Court of Justice.” Let me clue your into reality Elrignton… the only reason Guatemala now wants to go to the ICJ is because as you said it yourself you became foreign minister, yes they now want to go to ICJ because they are counting on you being the soft balls traitor that you have proved yourself to be time and time again. They know your weak a$$ will sell out our (yes ours not yours you Guatemalan) country out like the Judas you are.
    “They are about to sign another fifteen agreements with us in relation to trade and investment”…Judas sold Jesus out for 13 pieces of silver. Trade and investment is good, just not with a hostile enemy country; imagine who would get the shi@tty end of the stick on all that trade and investment. It would be like asking a bank robber to guard the vault in the interest of the bank. How can we ask a country that is against out territorial sovereignty and a country that does not recognize our border or as Sedi likes to think of it our “artificial border”, how can we ask a country like Guatemala to be our amicable neighbor when they think of us as trespassers in their country and they think of Belizeans as the enemy of their own country because according to them Belize is for Guatemala and they think of us as Guatemalans.
    “It was only in 2008, after I became foreign minister that for the first time we can go to the International Court of Justice.” Let me clue your into reality Elrignton… the only reason Guatemala now wants to go to the ICJ is because as you said it you became foreign minister, yes they now want to go to ICJ because they are counting on your being the soft balls traitor that you have proved yourself to be time and time again. They know your weak a$$ will sell our country out like the Judas you are.

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