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The Chilean political parties are aligned after the Government before the fault of the Hague

January 13, 2014 10:06 am

Santiago de Chile, Jan 13 (Entravision) .- The Chilean political parties lined up today unanimously with the Government of President Sebastián Piñera compared to the fault that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague will deliver the next January 27 on the demand that Peru presented against Chile by the maritime boundaries.

“This is an important moment, in that we must express our sense of unity and peace of mind, understanding that what has made the Presidency corresponds to a serious work, responsible,” he said after a two-hour meeting with Senator José Piñera Antonio Gomez, president of the Radical Party.

“We have defined act with unity, to get all the political parties after the president of the Republic, with the understanding that this is a task of State and that we must work together, hoping that this fault is as necessary, in law”, he added Gómez, who acted as a spokesman for the presidents of the parties with parliamentary representation that were present.

These were the pro-government parties National Renewal and Democrtata Independent Union (IDU), as well as the opposition Christian Democracy (DC), Socialist Party (PS), the Party for Democracy (PPD), Communist Party (PC), and the Independent Regionalist Party (PRI).

In the meeting held in the currency, also attended by the members of the Foreign Affairs Committees of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.

In 2008 Peru sued before the Hague the fixing of the maritime boundary with Chile, with the argument that has not been established previously and in addition, he asked for trace by a tangent line that would give him more than 35,000 square kilometers of territory, which until now has been under Chilean sovereignty.

Chile advocates that the limit if it is fixed, in two treaties signed in 1952 and 1954 on the line of the parallel, that the neighboring country respect for more than 50 years, until the i think, in order to substantiate his claim, only fisheries agreements.

As it nears the fault, which is final and binding on the parties, Piñera has met with the president-elect, Michelle Bachelet, with the former presidents Patricio Aylwin, Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle and Ricardo Lagos, stressing that Chile has faced the situation “as a State policy and with national unity”.

Pinera, the night of Sunday, he told the Channel 13 his hope that “never again have a item bordering Peru” and said that the fault must be implemented by both countries, “in good faith and within reasonable limits”.

“The President (peruvian) Ollanta Humnala spoke of immediate execution, but obviously we must first know the fault to see how you can implement”, he added.

Senator Gómez, after the meeting, called to the Chileans to remain calm and united “behind who leads the international relations, that is the president”, as they have done the government parties and opposition.

Meanwhile, the chancellor Alfredo Moreno ruled out any eventual filtration of fault, as hinted the deputy Rafael Tarud, in allusion to the triumphalist environment that in his view there is in Peru with respect of the opinion. According to Tarud, to be effective that leakage, Chile could claim the nullity of the fault.

“I i can say is that we do not know the fault, who know it only the judges of the Court and the Court is going to publicize the day 27 “, stressed after being asked to respect, the head of the Chilean diplomacy.

“I think that the Chileans we have to wait with tranquility,” Moreno added, which he said that in addition to deciding on a maritime boundary, “we are working in common by the relations between two countries”.

Chile and Peru “are still going to be neighbors the next day of this fault, we are going to continue to have the relationships that we have today, and will continue to have immigrants (peruvian) as it is today. These countries have a common future that we have to care for and aggrandize”, remarked Alfredo Moreno.

In his view, in Chile, “I see that it is quiet, I see that there is moderation, common sense and it seems to me that that is what must prevail”.