?THE PREPARATORY MEETING TO THE FIFTH TECHNICAL MEETING ON MARITIME BOUNDARIES DELIMITATION (MBD) BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF PALAU Manila, the Republic of the Philippines, 30-31 July 2015 JOINT PRESS STATEMENT

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1.    The Preparatory Meeting to the Fifth Maritime Boundaries Delimitation (MBD) between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Palau was convened in Manila, 30-31 July 2015.

 

2.   The Indonesian Delegation was led by Mr. Octavino Alimudin, Director for Political, Security and Territorial Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in the presence of the Director General for Legal Affairs and International Treaties of the Ministry and the Charge d’ Affaires Ad Interim of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Manila. The Palau Delegation was led by Mr. Ramon Rechebei, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Palau.

 

3.   Both delegations presented and exchanged their views on the technical and certain legal aspects of the EEZ boundary delimitation and explored possibilities to expedite the discussion. 

 

4.   Both delegations agreed to continue the discussion in the next Preparatory Meeting in Manila, the Republic of the Philippines, in the first or third week of November 2015. The exact date and venue will be communicated through diplomatic channels.

 

5.     Both delegations expressed their satisfaction with regard to the deliberation and outcome of the preparatory meeting and look forward to the convening of the next Preparatory Meeting.

 

Manila, 31 July 2015

 

 

 

Delegation of the Republic of Indonesia

Delegation of the Republic of Palau