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Bolivia, Chile to restart talks on sea outlet

08-01-2011 15:12 BJT

LA PAZ, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Chilean counterpart Sebastian Pilera have agreed in Lima to restart their talks based on a 13-point agenda which includes maritime dispute, the Bolivian government said on Sunday.

"The 13-point agenda is valid and the bilateral dialogue mechanism between the two countries is an unrenounceable tool which will continue to develop," said Carlos Romero, minister of presidency of Bolivia.

"Bolivia ratifies the dialogue as an unrenounceable bilateral mechanism. The presidents of Bolivia and Chile last Thursday agreed to continue their negotiations within the framework of the agenda and in the context of respect and cordiality," Romero said.

Both presidents attended the presidential inauguration ceremony of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and then held talks under the initiative of Morales.

The relations between Bolivia and Chile soured after March 23, when Morales said he would file a complaint with the international court in The Hague against Chile, in an effort to restore Bolivia's access to the Pacific lost in the 1879-1883 Pacific War.

La Paz and Santiago signed an agreement in 1904, which deprived Bolivian sea outlet and defined the border between the two countries.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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