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May 30, 2016

Is There Really An Informal Agreement Allowing Free Access to the Sarstoon?

Eamon Courtenay

There continues to be much reference to what was referred to in a government release last Tuesday as an informal acceptance of a situation in which, “there will be untrammeled traffic for Belize’s military and civilians along the Sarstoon.” The wording is a little ambiguous, and since Courtenay was in Istanbul when this so-called agreement was made, we asked him to explain just what sort of informal understanding there was.

 

Senator Eamon Courtenay, Opposition Representative, Belize Delegation

“We certainly left the room with the understanding that in the interim there would be access by Belizeans and Belizean military. Mister Elrington specifically said that to his counterpart. Without going into the details, I will simply say this; there was no rejection by the Guatemalans of what Minister Elrington said.”

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2 Responses for “Is There Really An Informal Agreement Allowing Free Access to the Sarstoon?”

  1. Hatari says:

    As I have said before, the Guats may agree to anything BUT they will not uphold their end of the deal. They never will, why should they, what’s in it for them? So we will continue with the “diplomacy” BS and continue to waste tons of money on incompetent mediators and nothing will change. They hold the power and we are incapable of doing anything about it. So best we just forget about it and go on with our business, the Sarstoon is lost and we will not get it back. It is what it is.

  2. Teddy Steinway says:

    Lame.

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