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The Colombian Foreign Minister will travel to Nicaragua to discuss the rulings of the International Court of Justice

The Colombian Foreign Minister will travel to Nicaragua to discuss the rulings of the International Court of Justice

Bogotá, December 5 (Prensa Latina) Colombia’s Foreign Minister, Álvaro Leyva, will visit Nicaragua on January 29 as part of a work agenda on the International Court of Justice rulings relating to the two countries, it was announced today. here.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LEVA held a telephone conversation in Dubai with Nicaragua’s agent before the International Court of Justice, Carlos Argüello, to follow up on the meeting held on November 10 in Paris, to develop a work methodology with the aim of adhering to the court’s decisions. What the court decided in its decisions.

In the dialogue, they agreed that in the last week of January, the announced working committees would be established in the French capital, to advance fishing agreements for the people of the region, especially the people of Raizal.

The text also provides for environmental matters and biodiversity conservation through an appropriate mechanism to be determined by the parties for the demarcation of areas designated by the International Court of Justice, as well as for border security issues, which are of interest to both parties.

He concluded that the meeting, during which it is expected to determine the terms and agenda that will be followed, will be held in Nicaragua.

Last July, Colombia’s President, Gustavo Petro, celebrated the court’s decision, which deprived the Central American country of its alleged right to an extended continental shelf.

The head of the main judicial body of the United Nations, Judge Joan Donoghue, noted that Nicaragua “does not have the right to a line extending within 200 nautical miles” calculated from the baseline, from which the width of its territorial sea begins.

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The justices, by a vote of 13 to four, rejected Nicaragua’s arguments against the 2012 ruling, which granted it a significant expansion of its maritime zones in the Caribbean Sea, but not beyond 200 nautical miles.

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