Chile refuses bilateral negotiations over Bolivia border dispute

Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Munoz attends a meeting at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Havana on September 3, 2015Chile ruled out bilateral negotiations with Bolivia regarding the territorial conflict between the two neighboring countries Friday after the International Court of Justice assumed jurisdiction over the dispute. Thursday, the Hague-based ICJ ruled that it has jurisdiction to settle the dispute, in which Bolivia has asked the UN high court to order Chile to negotiate over the land-locked country’s claim to Pacific Ocean access, which it lost following a 19th century war.

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