The Government of Bolivia said Tuesday that is "quite calm" before the challenge presented by Chile on the competence of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague to try the Bolivian demand for an outlet to the sea.
"We are absolutely calm," said Tuesday the media the State Attorney, Héctor Arce, after being asked about the step taken by the Chilean authorities.
"We are still waiting for arriving us documents that presented Chile in the Hague, but we have the absolute certainty of the jurisdiction and competence of the International Court of Justice," said Arce, according to the State Agency ABI.
The senior official is part of the legal team that drafted the Bolivian demand to claim to the ICJ a ruling requiring Chile to negotiate firm and in good faith with your request for a refund of its outlet to the sea.
Chilean authorities on Tuesday presented preliminary objections to challenge the jurisdiction of the Court.
"Chile never has given jurisdiction to the Court to resolve what Bolivia pursues, forced to cede a part of our sovereign territory", declared the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz.
A week ago, after the decision of the Government, the Bolivian President, Evo Morales, anticipated its rejection of the "claim of Chile ignore competition" of the ICJ.
Bolivia has time until November 14 to respond in writing to the preliminary objections filed by Chile to challenge the jurisdiction of the Court.