Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings on Wednesday rubbished calls by intergovernmental organisations – the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the European Union – as well as the United States and United Kingdom for President David Granger to abide by Guyana’s constitution.
“All this agitation, I think is uncalled for but we are a government; we remain in power until another President is sworn in and come March 2, wherever the chip falls, we’ll respect the rule of law but until such time, we’ll continue with our transformative changes and development of the country,” she said when asked to respond to suggestions by the US, UK and EU that assistance could be adversely affected by the political situation here.
The Foreign Minister said she told United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres that there was no war or loss of lives in Guyana. “I don’t think we need sanctions at this time because we are very peaceful citizens. We are going along our peaceful way; who is going to market or going to work. Thank God, we have maintained the peace,” she added.
The Foreign Minister said “everybody is free…that is their rights I guess. But you know we strive to ensure that we don’t interfere in other person’s territory. We maintain our territorial integrity and our sovereignty and even the CARICOM’s (Caribbean Community) position is non-interference, non-intervention.”