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Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries

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Negotiating Team

The Negotiation Team, led by the Chief Negotiator, is responsible for conducting negotiations related to maritime boundaries.

Members of the Council

The Council is comprised of the Prime Minister and the Chief Negotiator, and the Prime Minister may also invite other eminent leaders of the nation, both past and present.

Chief Negotiator

Pursuant to Government Resolution No. 9 of 2016 dated 3 February 2016, the Council of Ministers appointed His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão as the Chief Negotiator. Minister Gusmão is also a member of the Council.

For a brief biography on Minister Gusmão, click here.

Prime Minister

The Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries is under the tutelage of the Prime Minister and is responsible for the negotiation of permanent maritime boundaries with Indonesia and Australia.

The Maritime Boundary Office

The Maritime Boundary Office is the Secretariat for the Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries.