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Jun 3, 2022

PM Briceño Makes Appeal to Guatemalan Government on Border Matters

PM Briceño went on to make an appeal to the government of Guatemala for its adherence to the confidence building measures established between Belize and Guatemala in 2005. PM Briceño highlighted Belize’s persisting challenge with illegal border crossing, narco-trafficking and illegal farming, among other issues along the western border.

 

Prime Minister John Briceño

Prime Minister John Briceño

“We continue to appeal to Guatemala to adhere to the Confidence Building Measures in place since 2005, which requires foe example our government, both government to clear the areas around the three reference markers at Gracias Adios, Garbutt Falls, and Aguas Turbias. The Guatemalan Government also undertook to dissuade its citizens from crossing illegally into Belize. But, we continue to have problems with Guatemalans occupying Belize near the Western Border. Narco-trafficking continues to pose a security problem, while illegal logging, farming, pouching and mining continues to cause significant damage to our environment and wellbeing. Similarly, the Guatemalan government has refused to abide by repeated commitment to negotiate confidence building measures regarding the Sarstoon River in defiance of appeals by international bodies. Again, we urge the government of Guatemala to put into effect its undertaking the agreed CBS for the Sarstoon.”

 


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