News In Brief

Chilean-Argentine accord ready for initialing in Rome

Chile and Argentina expect to initial a treaty tomorrow on the Beagle Channel dispute which has been mediated by the Vatican, say diplomatic sources in both delegations.

The Vatican, which began mediation in 1979, announced Oct. 5 that both sides had reached full agreement on solving the territorial dispute that brought the two countries to the brink of war in 1978.

Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?

The treaty reflects the so-called bi-oceanic principle, whereby Argentina controls the Atlantic waters and Chile the Pacific waters, giving the disputed islands - Lennox, Picton, and Nueva - to Chile.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...