Marine range DR and Hollande agree

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dominican Republic (MIREX) announced on Monday that it had signed a maritime demarcation agreement with the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which marks the border between the parties in the Caribbean Sea known as the Netherlands Antilles. Located.

In a statement, the Dominican Foreign Ministry explained that the agreement, signed by Minister Roberto Alvarez and the Netherlands’ Ambassador to the Caribbean, Anneem Verizb, establishes that the boundaries of all maritime regions are drawn up “on the basis of equality.”

“This will be the geographical line formed by the points identified by their geographical coordinates as expressed in the 1984 World Geographical Reference System,” the note states.

The two parties signed the agreement with the aim of defining the maritime zones of the Caribbean region, in which both states exercise their sovereignty, sovereign rights or jurisdiction, respectively.

In accordance with the United Nations (Conveyor) Articles on the Law of the Sea, the parties are encouraged to promote and conduct marine science research in their maritime areas, if necessary, if necessary.

The Dominican Republic has already established its regional water limits with the Republic of Colombia (1978) and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (1979).

The Foreign Ministry stressed that the agreement contributes to the Dominican Government’s goal of paying maximum attention and dedicating the necessary resources, establishing maritime borders with countries still pending, and complying the country’s law with international law. .

The maritime borders with Haiti, along with Great Britain, in terms of the location of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and with the United States, are not yet demarcated by the island of Puerto Rico.

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