The President Gabriel Boric addressed this Tuesday the closing of arguments in the Silala case -concluded on April 14-, which confronts Chile and Bolivia in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), located in The Hague, Netherlands.
Let us remember that Chile presented on June 6, 2016, under the second government of Michelle Bacheleta lawsuit against Bolivia before the ICJ so that it declares that the Silala is an international watercourse and that Chile, as a riparian, has the right to use its waters.
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“We can say that in The Hague we have presented a robust case and that now it is in the hands of the Court to deliver a solution,” President Boric said at a press point.
“I have an expectation that Chile and Bolivia can close this chapter that has lasted for more than 20 years,” he added.
According to the Undersecretary of Foreign Relations and Chile’s agent before The Hague, Ximena Sources“in five months the court could already be in a position to dictate the ruling and at most a year.”
The President also referred to the rejection of the Chamber of Deputies and Deputies -carried out on Monday- to the two projects of the fifth withdrawal: one presented by deputies, freely available, and another by the government, of a limited nature.
“As the government of Chile, we are convinced that it is necessary to move on to the discussion of substantive issues,” said Boric.
Likewise, he aimed to “end the pretense that crises or inequalities can be resolved through the pension savings of Chilean citizens”
The head of state also ruled out a “break” in the political committee, after criticism from parliamentarians against the minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency (Segpres), George Jackson (RD), for his pre-legislative work.
“The political committee has no fissures, we are acting jointly and I value the work of Minister Jackson, Minister Marcel and Minister Jara,” Boric emphasized.