Peru issues map in maritime controversy with Chile 2007-08-13 10:27:59   Print

    LIMA, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Peru issued Sunday a map detailing its claim to maritime territory which is disputed by Chile.

    The map illustrates Peru's maritime dominion in the southern sector, claiming at least 38,000 square km of sea from Chile starting from milestone No. 1 at a coastal site called Concordia.

    Chile won the 1879-1884 War of the Pacific against the joint forces of Peru and Bolivia, annexing territories from both its rivals.

    Peru says the peace treaties signed with Chile in 1929 merely identified their ground territory with Concordia, not the maritime border.

    Chile has repeatedly denied Peru's claim, and the Peruvian government has taken the maritime controversy to The Hague's International Court.

Editor: Gao Ying
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