suriname engaging france over brfrsr aka brgfsr dispute
Suriname to settle long-standing border issue with
October 2, 2007
By Ivan Cairo
Caribbean Net News Suriname Correspondent
PARAMARIBO, Suriname: President Ronald Venetiaan
announced Monday that the Suriname government will
resume bilateral talks with the French government to
settle a long-standing dispute with French Guiana, a
French overseas territory.
He further noted that regarding the eastern border of
Suriname the government will continue discussions with
France to resolve this issue. The French government is
yet to respond to a diplomatic note the government in
Paramaribo sent several weeks earlier over alleged
activities from the French authorities in a disputed
area at the south-eastern border between the two
The Head of State noted that the French government
agreed that, as soon their internal discussions are
completed, talks over the eastern border will resume.
Venetiaan hinted that in the near future the country
possibly has to deal again with issues regarding the
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
During the Wijdenbosch administration (1996-2000), the
government held negotiations with the French
government over the sea boundary between Suriname and
French Guiana. On the technical level both countries
reached an agreement that the equidistance line would
be the demarcation of the sea boundary.
The two governments have yet to sanction this
agreement, said Venetiaan.
Furthermore Suriname is preparing a claim with the UN
to extend its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the 350
nautical sea miles line.
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