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Indonesia and Vietnam to expedite solution over maritime EEZ border dispute

(10 March 2016)

The Indonesian and Vietnamese governments have agreed to accelerate efforts to find a solution to the maritime border dispute involving the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) between both nations.

On Monday 15th February, prior to the ASEAN-US Summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held a bilateral meeting to discuss the maritime border issue.

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi stated: “We are trying to deal with all border problems. It happens that with Vietnam there is an EEZ issue that has not been solved, and the president has given an instruction to address it immediately."

Vietnam and Indonesia held the seventh Technical Meeting on the Delimitation of the EEZ in Hanoi on December 15-17 last year.