Argentina accuses Chile of trying to appropriate part of its continental shelf

The Government accused Chile of “trying to appropriate a part of the Argentine continental shelf and an extensive area of ​​the seabed and ocean floor”, following a decree by President Sebastián Piñera that set the limits of its sovereign territory in the South Atlantic.

The measure, published yesterday in the Official Gazette – the Chilean Official Gazette – and dated August 23, exposes an overlap in the territorial delimitation of sovereignty, which anticipates a new territorial dispute with the trans-Andean country.

“The measure attempted by Chile seeks to appropriate a part of the Argentine continental shelf and an extensive area of ​​the seabed and ocean, a maritime space that is part of the Common Heritage of Humanity in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea ”, is stated in the letter.

Consequently, the aforementioned Chilean claim is not acceptable to the Argentine Republic and raises a situation that must be resolved through dialogue in defense of Argentine rights; in accordance with the historic brotherhood of our peoples and international law ”, indicates the note released this Saturday.

Source: Infobae

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