As Guyana seeks to bring a legal end to the 50-year-old Venezuelan territorial threat to Guyana, President David Granger met with the United Nations Secretary General Ban ki-Moon and President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, on Sunday evening.

Following the meeting, which was held on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations general assembly, Maduro agreed to allow a delegation to visit Caracas to conduct investigations.

Speaking to local journalists, Granger said he took the opportunity to lay out simple facts, none of which Maduro could deny.

He added that the Guyanese delegation also seized the opportunity to stress that there must be a judicial settlement.

According to Granger, Venezuela was unable to provide any evidence that the 1899 award was null and void. However, on the contrary, Granger maintained that Guyana’s position is that the controversy is essentially a legal one, which requires a legal solution.