Nicaragua ready for trial against Costa Rica on San Juan River issue

17:12, November 05, 2010      

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The Nicaraguan representative to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Thursday that Nicaragua was ready for a trial against Costa Rica on problems aroused by the San Juan River.

Representative Carlos Arguello told local TV channel Canal 15 that the issue of San Juan River limits was solved 110 years ago, so this topic should not be discussed again.

On Oct. 21, Costa Rica protested against an allegedly incursion of the Nicaraguan army to its territory, whose dredging activities caused environmental damages at their border at San Juan River.

"Nicaragua has told Costa Rica to delimit its border limits, and we have been clear on physical pointing of those limits," said Arguello, adding that "I am ready in the ICJ waiting for a decision of my government to begin any judicial actions for the border difference in San Juan River with Costa Rica."

During a special session of the Organization of American States (OAS) on Thursday, representatives of both countries agreed to invite OAS Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza to visit the region and verify the events to promote the bilateral dialogue on this impasse.

Source: Xinhua


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