Geographical Institute will report on limits of sea

In National Geographic Institute (IGN) recognized that since Monday has exchanged information with the Foreign Ministry. That day issued a judgment of the International Court of Justice in The Hague (ICJ) gave more maritime sovereignty to Nicaragua after a dispute with Colombia.

The information has been varied and occurs under “support and advice” to the Government for the analysis carried out by authorities, if there was any change in the boundary between Costa Rica and other nations in the Caribbean Sea.

This was confirmed by Max Wolf Hernández, director of IGN, Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

The official said “has been coordinated with the Foreign Ministry needed to provide support and technical criteria (to analyze the failure of The Hague).”

The official’s statements are given on the very day that the Foreign Ministry issued a press release in which it stressed that the judgment in question “has not taken any marine area to Costa Rica.”

The Costa Rican diplomacy bulletin adds that “the International Court of Justice noted the minimum Rican legal interests in the Caribbean Sea and pledged that they were not affected in its final judgment.”

A day earlier, the Department of Water and Mares, José Lino Chaves, had said it also would analyze the judgment of The Hague.

Chaves said, extend his views on the issue, but did not answer calls to his cell phone.

The International Court of Justice ruled, a 11-year dispute between Nicaragua and Colombia regarding what their limits, and what proportion of the Caribbean, they are entitled, according to international law.

A representative of IGN (Lobo), explained that he has exchanged information with the Foreign Ministry since “both ways”.

However, the official declined to further analyze “in regards to the official spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry in this area.”

The chief of IGN preferred not to refer the treaty to Costa Rica and Colombia signed in 1977, to delimit its waters between the island of San Andres (South American) and the coast of the province of Limon.

Biologist Freddy Pacheco maintains that the country lost sea in that treaty, which ultimately was never ratified by the Legislature here, which would not take validity. Chaves confirmed that the treaty was not ratified.

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