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UN visits Guyana to help settle Venezuela border dispute

September 1, 2015

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — U.N. officials are visiting the South American country of Guyana to help settle a border dispute with neighboring Venezuela.

The office of Guyana President David Granger says U.N. officials were studying the issue Tuesday and that the secretary general eventually will meet with both presidents to help find a solution.

Granger’s office says it plans to go to the International Court of Justice if the dispute continues.

Venezuela long has claimed two-thirds of Guyana as its own, including a large marine area where Exxon Mobil Corp. said it had made a significant oil discovery.

Guyana recently announced it would buy all of its fuel from nearby Trinidad after it accused Venezuela of refusing to sell it oil.

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