PUP Lashes Out at Sedi for Recent Remarks

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Updated: March 23, 2017

The People’s United Party says it is appalled and outraged at comments made by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington. In a recent interview with the media, Minister Elrington said quote, “Our maritime borders have never even been agreed upon. That has to be agreed upon. We don’t have any maritime borders agreed upon in the sea.” End of quote. In a release, the PUP points out quote,  “not only does Belize have definite maritime borders as described in the Constitution of Belize and the Maritime Areas Act, but further, that those borders are recognized and respected by all nations, and even by Guatemala which refuses to relinquish its claim to Belize.” End of quote. In continues to say quote, “What we do not have is a delimited Exclusive Economic Zone which must be worked out with Honduras and Guatemala in the Gulf of Honduras and the Caribbean Sea.” End of quote. Because of these statements the PUP is demanding that Prime Minister Dean Barrow to remove or penalize Minister Elrington for his statements.