Indonesia – Exploratory meetings on maritime boundaries (10–11 December 2018, Bali and 26–27 February 2019, Singapore)

Tuesday 29th June, 2021

Exploratory meetings on maritime boundaries with Indonesia were held in Bali on 10-11 December, 2018 and in Singapore on 26–27 February, 2019. Chief Negotiator, H.E. Xanana Gusmão led the Timorese delegation which also included H.E. Ambassador Roberto Soares, Special Assistant to the Chief Negotiator and Head of the Technical Team for the Land Border Negotiations, Elizabeth Exposto, CEO of the MBO and Marcos da Costa, Counsellor from the Timor-Leste Embassy in Jakarta. The Indonesian delegation was led by Damos Dumoli Agusman, Director General for Legal Affairs and International Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two countries met in a spirit of cooperation to discuss key technical and administrative matters. The Bali and Singapore meetings were both productive and set a positive tone for maritime boundary delimitation with Indonesia in accordance with international law, and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.