After 14 years, Honduras, Cuba sign agreement on territorial waters

August 21, 2012

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The governments of Honduras and Cuba on Tuesday signed an agreement outlining territorial waters in the Caribbean, after several other attempts to reach an agreement fell short since talks began 14 years ago.

Cuba’s director of consular affairs, Rafael Dausa Céspedes, and the coordinator of the Honduran Committee on Border Sovereignty, Roberto Quiñónez Arita signed the treaty on behalf of their countries.

Under the new treaty, both countries defined their Exclusive Economic Zones, where they can exercise the exploitation of resources freely and without interference by other countries.

Cuba and Honduras have had several unsuccessful attempts to officially mark their territorial waters since 1998.

The two nations restored diplomatic ties in 2002 after having suspended relations in 1961 following the 1959 triumph of the Cuban Revolution led by Fidel Castro.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
Changemakers
179 views
Changemakers
179 views

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in…

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea
Costa Rica
271 views
Costa Rica
271 views

Costa Rica enters into free-trade agreement with South Korea

AFP and The Tico Times - March 19, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado signed on Monday a law in Costa Rica that puts into effect the Central American free trade…

News
538 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 18, 2019

Alexander Villegas - March 18, 2019

OIJ joins the investigation into two police officers, the 737 Max is banned from Costa Rican airspace and some awesome…