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Peru Ready to File Suit Against Chile at International Court of Justice

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(LIP-ir) — The suit regarding the maritime border dispute with Chile is ready to be filed by Peru’s representation before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, the Netherlands, by the end of this month.

Sources of the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told Andina news agencies that the suit is ready and after finishing the translation process, it will be filed in English before the ICJ.

According to sources, the filing of the suit will be carried out before the third week of January, and will be in charge of government-appointed representative, Allan Wagner.

For this purpose, Wagner will be traveling to The Hague, the Netherlands in the following days.

By filing this suit, Peru is looking to strengthen its position, stating there are not treaties that define the maritime border. On the other hand, Chile has explained that the border was already established in a pair of treaties signed in the fifties.

Allan Wagner, Peru’s former Minister of Defense will be in charge of Peru’s representation before the International Court of Justice in the maritime dispute with Chile.

News source: ANDINA

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