Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Honduran President to Visit Cuba

Tegucigalpa, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Honduran President Manuel Zelaya will visit Cuba in October and sign a Maritime Delimitation Treaty between both countries, Honduran Foreign Ministry sources confirmed on Tuesday in Tegucigalpa.

"The negotiations have practically concluded, for President Zelaya and Foreign Minister Milton Jimenez to be able to sign that treaty during the visit," said Assistant Foreign Minister Eduardo Enrique Reina.

The agreement, which both sides have been negotiating since November 2006, will allow exercise of sovereignty regarding exploitation of oil and fishing resources, and will generate greater possibilities for the national economy.

The delimitation of sea borders with Cuba "supposes conclusion of a series of treaties, as those signed with Mexico and the United Kingdom, through Grand Caiman," he added

This will allow Honduras sovereignty over more than 77,220 miles of water, the minister stated.

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