President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, highlighted today the work of the Bolivian legal mission in defense of the maritime lawsuit in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague.
“Our lawyers were clear and strong. I am proud of our delegation for the excellent presentation and defense they did, both national and international lawyers who represented us, “Morales told reporters.
However, the president admitted that will be necessary to wait until later this year to know about the ruling of the aforementioned Court, although he reaffirmed his confidence in it and the possibility to take decisions wisely.
The leader reiterated that with the demand for access to the sea at the court of The Hague in April 2013, Bolivia seeks peaceful solutions for ‘ history, justice, right and reason’ and affirmed that the world supports the position of his country.
He further recalled that they intend to prove that the Chilean authorities offered at that time, voluntarily, a sovereign access of Bolivia to the Pacific Ocean.
Bolivia for the first time managed to make Chile report, before an International Legal Institution aimed at making his country agree to sit down to hold talks peacefully and civilized in the conflict.
Bolivia was born as a republic in 1825, bordering the Pacific Ocean, but a Chilean invasion, in February 1879, snatched 120 000 square kilometers of territory rich in minerals and 400 kilometers of coastline.