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Aug 12, 2016

An Agreement on Sarstoon Protocol Expected at Year’s End

Turning to the Sarstoon, where it appears Guatemala is no longer exerting aggression. The last we heard was that discussions on establishing a protocol would be held between Belize and Guatemala to bring about unimpeded access to the area. Elrington says that the matter is on the drawing board and that an agreement is expected by the end of the year.

 

Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“We have an agreement. Certainly the Guatemalans agree that we will try to put one in place by December—a mechanism. We would have wanted it in place long ago; something that we really want in place. It is really a mechanism to ensure that we don’t have any problem in the Sarstoon with going and coming and in the event that we have problem, we have a way to solve it without causing any additional problem. That is what we want to do; have a clear understanding as to what we do, how we operate down there and in the event that we have a difficulty, how we resolve it peacefully.”

 

Wilfred Elrington

Duane Moody

“Is there any meeting set up for you guys soon to sit down and discuss this or will this be done between the generals from the militaries?”

 

Wilfred Elrington

“That has got to be done by the technical people from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from both countries; also the military people. But I suspect that we probably will be having a meeting not too long from now, but we don’t have a date set for any such meeting.”

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1 Response for “An Agreement on Sarstoon Protocol Expected at Year’s End”

  1. Joe Brown says:

    BECAUSE BELIZE DONE GAAN GAY SO THE ” RULERS OF THE WORLD” , THE ONE THAT CAUSE ALL THE WAR THAT EVER EXISTED TOLD GUATEMALA BELIZE HIS NO MY BIT** BACK OFF .

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