Timor-Leste is an island nation in Southeast Asia. In 2002, Timor-Leste became an independent nation and the 191st member of the United Nations.Establishing permanent maritime boundaries is national priority for Timor-Leste.

In 2015, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste established the Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries which has the principal purpose of achieving permanent maritime boundaries for the nation.

To learn more about the structure of the Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries and the role of the Maritime Boundary Office, click here.

To learn more about the young, growing nation of Timor-Leste, click here.

To read a message from the Chief Negotiator of the Maritime Boundaries, including why maritime boundaries are so important to the people of Timor-Leste, click here

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

This website is hosted by the Maritime Boundary Office of the Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries to allow readers to learn more about Timor-Leste’s pursuit of permanent maritime boundaries. The Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries and the Maritime Boundary Office do not accept any legal liability for any reliance placed on any information contained in this website (including external links). The information provided is a summary only and should not be relied upon as legal advice. The information and views expressed in this website and in any linked information do not constitute diplomatic representations and do not limit or otherwise affect the rights of the Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries, the Maritime Boundary Office or the Government of Timor-Leste. The views expressed in any linked information do not necessarily reflect the views of the Council for the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries, the Maritime Boundary Office or the Government of Timor-Leste.

GFM is the acronym for “Gabinete das Fronteiras Marítimas”, which is the Portuguese translation of Maritime Boundary Office.