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Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia establishing certain Seabed Boundaries in the area of the Timor and Arafura seas, supplementary to the Agreement of 18 may 1971

Document type
Bilateral
Field of application
Regional/restricted
Date
Oct 9, 1972
Source
FAO, FAOLEX;  IUCN (ID: TRE-148711)
Place of adoption
Jakarta
Language
English, Indonesian
Subject
Sea
Keyword
Maritime zone Deep sea bed Navigation International agreement-text
Abstract

In the area to the south of the Tanimbar Islands, the boundary between the of seabed that is adjacent to and appertains to the Commonwealth of Australia and the area of seabed that is adjacent to and appertains to the Republic of Indonesia shall be the straight lines shown on the Chart annexed to this Agreement commencing at the Point of Latitude 8°531 South, Longitude 133°23' (Point A 12 specified in the Agreement between the two countries dated the eighteenth day of May One thousand nine hundred and seventy-one), thence connecting in a westerly direction the points specified in Article I. Seabed boundaries in the area south of Roti and Timor Islands shall be as specified in Article II. The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia mutually acknowledge the sovereign rights of the respective Governments in and over the seabed areas within the limits established by this Agreement and that they will cease to claim or to exercise sovereign rights with respect to the exploration of the seabed and the exploitation of its natural resources beyond the boundaries so established. The co-ordinates of the points specified in Articles 1 and 2 of this Agreement are geographical co-ordinates and the actual location shall be established by the Director of National Mapping and any person acting with his authority for Commonwealth of Australia shall be, and in relation to the Republic of Indonesia the Chief of the coordinating Body for National Survey and Mapping.

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