While the People’s United Party’s position on the re-registration is clear, their position on taking Guatemala’s claim to the International Court of Justice has not been officially decided. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Wilfred Elrington, says he hopes that the PUP does not seek some sort of political mileage regarding this national issue.
Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs: “It’s a national issue but you can’t escape the fact that even the national issues there will always be those who believe that they can make political mileage from it. So I would put whatever hesitancy on the part of the PUP in articulating a position to just the fact that well it might be political opportunism that is natural and normal.”
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Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs: “No this is not an issue of siding with the government you know. I would expect that the leadership of the People’s United Party would wish to be associated with whatever is in the best interest of Belize and Belizeans.”
PUP Leader John Briceno told Love News that for him, personally, it is best to take the claim to the ICJ.