According to Minister of National Security, John Saldivar, representatives of ‘friendly nations’ would have been present at today’s ground breaking ceremony if it was not for a late invitation. An invitation was also sent to Guatemala’s Foreign Ministry through its embassy here in the country. However, no one from Guatemala showed up today. However, the Guatemalan Foreign Ministry responded to that invitation with a diplomatic note which Minister Saldivar read today, in-part.
The Government of Belize has responded to Guatemala’s diplomatic note; however, Minister Saldivar would not share the context of that response.