Peru’s Foreign Minister, Eda Rivas, has highlighted the existing brotherhood and friendship ties which run deep between border cities of Peru and Chile, few days before knowing the verdict to be issue by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
In statements to the press from both countries, the head of the Peruvian diplomacy noted the reading of the judgment by Court’s President, Peter Tomka, will find all her fellow citizens united, just as we are committed to be,’ Rivas said.
Whichever way the verdict would go it will help us to turn the page in order to look forward and pursuit both nations’ development. I see with pride that between Tacna and Arica there is great fraternity, which is important,’ Peru’s top government official said.
Furthermore, she hailed the way Peru and Chile have carried on their maritime boundary dispute to be settled through the ICJ as well as the role assumed by authorities who have managed themselves responsibly and civil awareness.
Rivas arrived on Monday in the Peruvian southernmost Tacna region known as the Heroic City due to its key role played in the 1879’s Pacific War. There, she gathered with the region’s authorities to reiterate President Ollanta Humala’s message of unity and serenity.
The Hague-based United Nations’ (UN) top court is scheduled to give its judgment on the Peru-Chile case on Monday 27, January, 2014.Government officials on both sides of the border continue to call for calm, highlight importance of Chile – Peru relationship.