2020

06 March 2020 Today marks two years since the signing of the Treaty on Maritime Borders
27-28 February 2020 ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop Dispute Resolution and Law of the Sea

2019

28 August 2019 Government signs Production Sharing Contracts and agreements with Australia for the entry into force of the Maritime Borders Treaty
18 July 2019 Proposed Laws for the Ratification of the Treaty Establishing the Maritime Borders between Timor-Leste and Australia Approved in Generality
16 April 2019 Timor-Leste completes the purchase of interests in the Greater Sunrise Fields
26 March 2019 Government announces Popular Consultation and INTERFET Anniversary Organising Committee
05 March 2019 Timor-Leste and Indonesia Held Second Exploratory Meeting on Maritime Boundaries in Singapore
06 February 2019 Vanuatu Wants to Learn from Timor-Leste’s Experience Regarding Settling the Maritime Border Disputes

2018

12 December 2018 Timor-Leste and Indonesia held an Exploratory Meeting on Maritime Boundaries
31 August 2018 Book on the conciliation process on maritime borders launched by Xanana Gusmão
31 July 2018 Australia’s Foreign Minister Visits Timor-Leste
7 March 2018 Timor-Leste and Australia maritime boundary treaty signing press conference
6 March 2018 Australia and Timor-Leste sign historic Maritime Boundary Treaty
6 March 2018 Note to Correspondents: Signing of a maritime boundaries treaty between Australia and Timor-Leste

6 March 2018 Conciliation Between The Democratic Republic Of Timor-Leste and The Commonwealth Of Australia – New York

25 February 2018 Conciliation Between The Democratic Republic Of Timor-Leste And The Commonwealth Of Australia – Kuala Lumpur

2017

23 November 2017 Press release: Conciliation between the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste and the Commonwealth of Australia

15 October 2017 Timor-Leste and Australia reach agreement on treaty text reflecting 30 August Comprehensive Package Agreement
1 September 2017 PCA Announces Breakthrough in Maritime Boundary Conciliation Proceedings
9 August 2017 Update on Conciliation Proceedings between Timor-Leste and Australia

12 June 2017 Update on Conciliation Proceedings between Timor-Leste and Australia

3 April 2017 Update from UN Conciliation Commission following Washington Meetings

24 January 2017 Joint Statement by the Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia and the Conciliation Commission Constituted Pursuant to Annex V of The United Nations Convention on the Law of The Sea
9 January 2017 Joint Statement by the Governments of Timor-Leste and Australia and the Conciliation Commission Constituted Pursuant to Annex V of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
9 January 2017 Timor-Leste notifies Australia to end the 2006 Treaty

2016

29 August 2016 Government launches landmark Policy Paper on Maritime Boundaries

23 August 2016 Members of Government to attend Conciliation Commission hearing next week

30 July 2016 The Conciliation Commission Concludes First Procedural Meeting

29 June 2016 Conciliation Commission established with the appointment of its Chair

19 May 2016 Successful Conference on Maritime Boundaries and the Law of the Sea
18 May 2016 Timor-Leste set to host International Conference on Maritime Boundaries and the Law of the Sea
2 May 2016 Compulsory Conciliation moves to the next step but could be avoided by a commitment to negotiations on maritime boundaries
14 April 2016 H.E. Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as Timor-Leste initiates Compulsory Conciliation under UNCLOS
11 April 2016 Timor-Leste launches United Nations Compulsory Conciliation Proceedings on Maritime Boundaries with Australia
29 February 2016 Prime Minister launches Maritime Boundary Office Website
10 February 2016 Government welcomes policy of the ALP to establish maritime boundaries

2015

20 November 2015 Ministers of State participate in events in Canberra and raise maritime boundaries
1 November 2015 Timor-Leste and Indonesia hold the second consultation meeting on maritime boundaries
23 September 2015 Maritime boundary consultations begin with Indonesia
10 September 2015 Consultative Commission meets to discuss maritime boundaries
28 August 2015 Timor-Leste makes statement on maritime boundaries at ITLOS workshop
26 August 2015 Timor-Leste represented at International Seminar and Workshop on Maritime Delimitation
12 August 2015 Timor-Leste and Indonesia have a meeting on land border demarcation
26 July 2015 Timor-Leste welcomes the commitment of the Australian Labor Party to engage on the issue of maritime boundaries if elected to Government
30 June 2015 Participation of eminent persons underscores the importance of the maritime boundary issue to Timor-Leste
26 June 2015 The initiative of Timor-Leste in the energy sector sets an example for the Community of Portuguese Language Countries
3 June 2015 Timor-Leste affirms its intention to terminate the seized documents case in the International Court of Justice and reactivate the espionage arbitration
27 May 2015 TIMOR GAP, E.P. presents its 2014 Financial Report to the Government
12 May 2015 Australia returns the documents and data which it had unlawfully seized from Timor-Leste
3 May 2015 Timor-Leste acknowledges Australia’s change of position regarding the return of seized documents
24 April 2015 Prime Minister visits Timor GAP, E.P.
16 March 2015 Timor-Leste makes an impact at a leading oil and gas conference
30 January 2015 Timor-Leste passes Law establishing a Council on the Final Delimitation of Maritime Boundaries, affirming its intent to settle maritime boundaries with its neighbours

2014

2 September 2014 “You cannot have a safe and secure world if powerful countries are able to take what they want”: Timor-Leste asks Australia to match its words with actions
5 June 2014 Australia changes its position on maritime boundaries

2013

13 August 2013 The Government of Timor-Leste reaffirms investor confidence in the Timor Sea

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