Costa Rica welcomes OAS mission for resolving conflict with Nicaragua

12:07, November 05, 2010      

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The Costa Rican government Thursday welcomed the Organization of American States (OAS)'s move of sending a mission to verify the Nicaraguan military's alleged incursions into its territory.

OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza will head the mission and the date of his visit to the border area of the San Juan River will be annouced later, according to a statement of Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry.

Costa Rica denounced Nicaragua in front of the OAS on Wednesday for a series of alleged incursions into its territory, which San Jose said had also caused environmental damage to the San Juan River.

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rene Castro, who is currently in Washington, reaffirmed his trust in the OAS. However, he told Costa Rican media that reaching a consensus would not be easy.

Nicaraguan representative to the OAS Dennis Moncada Wednesday argued that his country's army hadn't crossed the border line, adding that the OAS could not solve the border conflict. The Nicaraguan government would rather resort to the International Court of Justice, which it believed had the competence to resolve the dispute, he said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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