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Mar 17, 2016

Foreign Minister Holds Conference Following Meeting with Guatemala in Washington

Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington

Minister of Foreign Affairs Wilfred Elrington is back in the country, following high-level meetings at the O.A.S. headquarters in Washington D.C. He was accompanied by Ambassadors Assad Shoman, Alexis Rosado and Pat Andrews. Based on very evident concern expressed by G.O.B. about an incident on Saturday in the Sarstoon, it was expected that that issue would take center stage. At a press conference hosted by the negotiating team today, Minister Elrington explained that the matter did come up.


Wilfred “Sedi” Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs

“The entire meeting, the first part of it, related to the fact that this incident had occurred. But any incidents of this type, there will have two sides and it is not helpful in a meeting of the type that we attended to dwell on the details of that. The important thing is to prevent incident of that type to happen and to ensure that when they do happen, it is solved in a peaceful manner without causing any kind of difficulty, without enhancing or increasing tension between our two countries. I think that was the more important aspect…preventative measures and to work out a protocol to deal with these things when they do occur.”

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