MANILA, Philippines – The government of the Philippines and Indonesia signed an agreement to ease tension over the territorial dispute and tightening of the border treaty.
This is after the two countries signed the principles and guidelines for the limit of their respective continent shelf boundary according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
“The signing of the principles and guidelines marked an important step for the continental shelf boundary delimitation of the two countries as it reaffirms the provisions under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) 1982 as the basis of the delimitation process,” sinabi ng DFA sa isang pahayag.
This Wednesday, October 5, Assistant Foreign Secretary Maria Angela Ponce of the Philippines and Ambassador Andreano Erwin of Indonesia signed the rules of the 2019 border treaty.
Among the issues that must be agreed upon by the two aforementioned countries is the overlapping Exclusive Economic Zone that crosses from the Mindanao Sea to the Celebes Sea and the southern part of the Philippine Sea in the Pacific Ocean.
According to the DFA, the rule in the 2019 border treaty was one of those discussed when President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. visited. and meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Indonesia last month. RNT/JGC
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