Chile Will Continue to Exercise Sovereignty Over Sea Claimed By Peru
By Dialogo March 23, 2009Chile will continue to maintain its sovereignty and jurisdiction in the maritime areas over which Peru has submitted a demand to the Court of The Hague, Chile’s Minister of Foreign Affairs of, Mariano Fernández, said as he read a solemn declaration. "The claim refers to Peruvian maritime areas that are subject to continuous Chilean sovereignty and jurisdiction based on international law, and that the government will continue to exercise," said the minister, reading the note to the Foreign Ministry. In the text, Chile reiterated "its full respect for the International Court of Justice as the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, and it will enforce its rights under all applicable rules." It is also noted that "Chile reaffirms on this occasion that relations between Chile and Peru are based on principles and permanent values of neighborliness."