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May 12, 2016

Will FM Wilfred Elrington Meet with Carlos Raul Morales in Taiwan?

Wilfred Elrington & Carlos Raul Morales

Since the discussions in Washington last week between the Foreign Ministers Wilfred Elrington and Carlos Raul Morales, there have been no further talks about the deteriorating situation in the Sarstoon where the Guatemalan army is consistently harassing the B.D.F.  In fact, while Morales and Elrington sat with the O.A.S. Secretary General, two G.A.F. vessels blocked the B.D.F. from entering the Sarstoon.  But tonight, there is word that Foreign Minister Elrington will be heading to Taiwan over the weekend will be there for five days for the  inauguration of the President and Vice-President of the Republic of China (Taiwan). Foreign Minister Morales is also expected to be in Taiwan. The situation presents an opportunity for Elrington to meet with Morales over the Sarstoon. But there is no clear indication that it will happen since Guatemala is more interested in discussing the death of the thirteen-year old minor than the Sarstoon. In fact, in Washington, Morales is said to have told Elrington that he could not discuss the Sarstoon without cabinet approval. The Prime Minister told the media on Tuesday that he will give Guatemala until next week to see if they are committed to the process. But what’s the next move? Sources tell us that the O.A.S. General Assembly in the Dominican Republic in June presents another opportunity as both foreign ministers are expected to be there. But such a conference has a packed agenda and it is unlikely that time could be found to have such an extended bilateral meeting. For the Belize side, the June O.A.S. General Assembly is probably too late. This is because the Sarstoon conflict remains urgent; the thirty-day period for the Sarstoon Law will have expired by then and Belizeans will by that time be trying to enter the river. We wait and see.

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2 Responses for “Will FM Wilfred Elrington Meet with Carlos Raul Morales in Taiwan?”

  1. O.Walk observer says:

    Even some gauts send some comments on Prensa Libre that Sarstoon belongs to both countries and some have mentioned that as soon as Sarstoon is Googled, the line is shown mid-point. What gave Guatemala the right to claim all? What our defense force should do is send BSAG+SEAL’s and blow out the GAF patrol boats out of the water. They are spoiling for a gunfight, give them lead then!!! Long live Belize!!!

  2. MNHG says:

    If the mayans adore God , God will give back to the majans what was their`s , their land.All these lands was for the mayans, somehow they fell from the grace of God and they crumbled. Let us unite mayans, let us adore one Almighty God, He will give us back our land.

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