Sunday August 29, 2021 | 18:50
Immediate reactions generated the accusation of the Government of Argentina that Chile wants to appropriate part of its continental shelf by means of a decree.
Chile defended itself against criticism and emphasized that the crescent indicated by the trans-Andean country corresponds to national territory and that it is all about a difference of appreciation.
The Minister of Foreign Relations, Andrés Allamand, indicated that “Chile has always indicated that the crescent requested by Argentina was unenforceable and always asserted its rights.”
A fact that also delivered reactions in the world of politics.
The ex-chancellor Heraldo Muñoz too defended the nautical chart of Chile with the rights of our continental platform in the southern sea.
For his part, the former Chilean ambassador to Argentina, José Antonio Viera-Gallo, explained that this conflict is an objective difference that is contemplated in the convention of the sea, but that there is no mechanism in the instance to resolve it.
Meanwhile, the deputy and president of the Chamber’s Foreign Relations committee, Jaime Naranjo, stated that this conflict should be resolved by the via dialogue and not by confrontation.
The senator Kenneth Pugh indicated that “Chile has full rights over that maritime territory and it is not acceptable for the trans-Andean authorities to point out that our country is appropriating, of something that belongs to us by international law. Chile is the southernmost country in the world and we will defend our rights, with will and determination ”.
It should be noted that there was already a conflict between the two countries over the Drake Sea, also known as the sea of sickles, where the trans-Andean people in a decree established that it was shared territory, which they later rectified.