United States, Cuba, and Mexico: Resolving Maritime Boundaries
Office of the Spokesperson
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.
NOTE: The United States Department of State has refused to provide the names of the departments and agencies of the United States government that participated in the meetings.