CP/RES. 978 (1777/10)
12 November 2010
CP/RES. 978 (1777/10)
SITUATION IN THE BORDER AREA BETWEEN COSTA RICA AND NICARAGUA
(Adopted at the meeting held on November 12, 2010)
THE PERMANENT COUNCIL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES,
RECALLING the steadfast commitment of Costa Rica and Nicaragua to peace
in the region;
RECOGNIZING the need to generate confidence-building measures conducive
to bilateral negotiations to overcome differences; and
HAVING SEEN AND ANALIZED the Report by the Secretary General on the
course and outcome of his visit to Costa Rica and Nicaragua regarding
the situation in the border area between both countries (CP/doc.4521/10)
HAVING HEARD the statements by the representatives of Costa Rica and
Nicaragua and recognizing their willingness to engage in dialogue,
1. To welcome and endorse the recommendations by the Secretary General
entitled “Report by the Secretary General of the OAS on his visit to
Costa Rica and Nicaragua” (CP/doc.4521/10) presented on November 9,
2010, with the objective that the Governments of Costa Rica and
Nicaragua adopt the recommendations proposed in that report, namely:
• Hold the Eighth Meeting of the Binational Commission in order to
address as a matter of urgency aspects of the bilateral agenda as soon
as possible and no later than the date originally agreed, with the
assistance of the OAS.
• Immediately resume the talks on aspects concerning the demarcation of
the boundary line done to date, in accordance with the treaties and
decisions in force.
• In order to create a favorable climate for dialogue between the two
nations, avoid the presence of military or security forces in the area,
where their existence might rouse tension.
• Instruct the appropriate authorities to review and strengthen
cooperation mechanisms between the two nations in order to prevent,
control, and confront drug trafficking, organized crime, and arms
trafficking in the border area.
2. To invite the parties to initiate simultaneously and without delay
the processes referred to in the foregoing paragraph.
3. To request the Secretary General to continue exercising his good
offices to facilitate the dialogue between the parties and to keep the
Permanent Council informed in this regard.