Cuba, Mexico and U.S. discuss maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico

Representatives of Cuba, Mexico and the United States met in Mexico City July 5-7 to discuss maritime boundaries in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, also known as the Eastern Gap.

According to the Cuban Foreign Ministry, this was the first technical meeting to achieve the delimiting of maritime boundaries.

In May 2009, Cuba made its presentation on the issue before the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf on the natural expansion of the island´s area on the continental shelf more than 200 nautical miles from its shores in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

The technical meeting was attended by the director of International Law at Cuba´s Foreign Ministry, Manuel Pirez; the Legal Advisor of Mexico´s Foreign Ministry, Alejandro Alday, and by the Legal Advisor of the US Department of State, Oliver Lewis.

The meeting was reportedly held in a respectful and professional environment as the three sides agreed to keep with those meetings on the important issue.

(Cuban News Agency)

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