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Indonesia-Philippines EEZ boundary brings certainty, security

  • Damos Dumoli Agusman and Gulardi Nurbintoro

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Jakarta   /   Thu, August 1, 2019   /  05:31 pm
Indonesia-Philippines EEZ boundary brings certainty, security Lone vessel: A documentary and photobooks on Maritime Expedition to the East of the Archipelago highlight the plight of fishermen in eastern Indonesia. (Ekspedisi Maritim Timur Nusantara/-)

Although Southeast Asia might be occupied with a story of unresolved maritime boundaries, this year, the region witnessed a success story of resolved boundary negotiations. Indonesia and the Philippines have completed their respective domestic procedures for entry with the Agreement on the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Boundary, initially signed in 2014. Indonesia ratified the treaty in the form of Law No. 4/2017, while the Philippines recently secured the Senate’s approval with Resolution No. 1048. Having completed their respective domestic procedures, the foreign ministers of both parties are scheduled to exchange instruments of ratification on Aug. 1 on the sidelines of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok. The agreement will enter into force on the day the exchange takes place. The entry into force of this maritime boundary treaty between Indonesia and the Philippi...

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