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Muñoz: The objection was a juridical decision with a political background

Sebastián Beltrán | Agencia UNO
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We´re getting even closer from the International Court of Justice’s verdict, related to its jurisdiction on the vindicating demand presented by Bolivia concerning to the obligation to negotiate Access to the Pacific Ocean. The public sitting will take place on Thursday sept.24th, at 3 p.m, The Hague time, during which the President of the Court will read the Court’s decision.

As a result, the Chilean Minister of foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, expressed his confidence about the Chilean Juridical team’s work facing The Hague’s tribunal. This, after a special meeting with the advisory committee.

The meeting purpose was to analyze the three scenes that Chile has fronting the Court’s resolution, to evaluate the Chilean posture and also the verdict effects.

“There is an opinions agreement, a State’s policy deprived of differences respecting the national interests”, the minister stated.

However Muñoz reiterated that the verdict will be just define the Court’s competency and not territorial’s integrity issues, he emphasized that Bolivia should comprehend that they can´t obligate Chile to cede territory.

About the Chilean strategy of pointing to the tribunal’s competency and not directly to the demand, he asseverated that it was a juridical decision but with a political background of national union due to the president Bachelet’s extended enquiring before the preliminary objection’s presentations.

Today at 4.00 pm. president Bachelet will sustain a special meeting with the Senate and Deputies presidents and the Foreign Affairs commission’s members of both chambers.

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