21 April 2017

News Story: Indonesia ratifies EEZ agreement with Philippines

Jakarta (VNA) - The Indonesian House of Representatives of Indonesia has ratified a historic maritime agreement pertaining to an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) with the Philippines to safeguard the two countries’ maritime security from threats such as the Abu Sayyaf group.

In a hearing on April 18 with representatives of the Coordinating Legal, Political and Security Affairs Ministry, the Law and Human Rights Ministry, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Indonesian Navy, lawmakers of the House of Representatives Commission I overseeing defense and foreign affairs agreed to ratify the maritime deal.

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