MBO Briefings (19 August 2020, Google Meet)

Wednesday 28th July, 2021

Over Google Meet, the Maritime Boundary Office delivered a presentation on ‘Timor-Leste’s Maritime Boundary’ in Tetun to Officers of the Australian Defence Force who are in the final stages of their Tetun course in Melbourne.

In fluent Tetun, the Officers asked questions on the Compulsory Conciliation process between Australia and Timor-Leste. They observed that this process could serve as a model to the world on how disputes could be resolved peacefully and in accordance with international law. The Officers were also interested in the good relations between Australia and Timor-Leste and expressed their desire to visit Timor-Leste next year. They ended the session with best wishes of success for our boundary negotiations with Indonesia.