Commonwealth family stands firmly with Belize
The Commonwealth’s 53 nations will continue their staunch support of Belize’s territorial integrity, Secretary-General Patricia Scotland told Prime Minister Dean Barrow yesterday.
The Secretary-General said, “I have made it clear during my visit that the referendum is entirely a matter for the Belize electorate. What I was able to do is to reassure the Prime Minister of the trenchant support of the whole of the Commonwealth family. This was reaffirmed by leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) in April.
“Heads expressed their support for Belize’s efforts to implement a Special Agreement and submit Guatemala’s territorial, insular and maritime claims to the ICJ for a final determination.