United States, Cuba, and Mexico: Resolving Maritime Boundaries

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 7, 2016

Delegations from the United States, Cuba, and Mexico met, July 5-7, in Mexico City to discuss unresolved maritime boundaries in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, commonly referred to as the “Eastern Gap.” Government representatives discussed delimiting maritime boundaries in areas of the continental shelf that are more than 200 nautical miles from each country’s shore. The multilateral meeting added to previous bilateral efforts between the United States and both Mexico and Cuba to promote maritime safety.

Since re-establishing diplomatic relations on July 20, 2015, the United States and Cuba have cooperated on several environmental issues, including releasing a joint statement on environmental protection cooperation and sharing hydrographic information for nautical charting.

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