CAN Welcomes Process for Dispute between Chile and Peru
Lima, March 29 (Prensa Latina-RHC) -- The acting general secretary of the Andean Community of Nations (CAN), Adalid Contreras, praised Chile and Peru for airing a border dispute in the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
He stressed the attitude of both countries seeking to solve their differences at the international tribunal and the “clear public statements” of compliance with the ruling.
The comments made by Contreras followed the Court´s announcement of the date for the oral hearings of the process, to be held from December 3rd through 14th at The Hague.
The process was opened with a lawsuit filed by Peru for the court to define the bilateral border, in the absence of a specific treaty that establishes it and due to the refusal by the government in Santiago de Chile to negotiate the issue at a bilateral level.
The Peruvian Foreign Ministry and its representatives in the litigation have expressed confidence in a positive outcome and believe that the ruling of The Hague will be passed halfway through 2013.