June 22, 2019
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and President Joko Widodo of Indonesia held a bilateral meeting following the Gala Dinner in the 34th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit at The Athenee Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.
In a joint press release, both leaders ‘welcomed the completion of the two countries’ respective domestic requirements for the entry into force of the Agreement Between the Government of the Philippines and the Government of Indonesia Concerning the Delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary’.
The agreement provides ‘legal certainty on the EEZ boundary between the two countries, promote deeper cooperation in their respective maritime sectors and thus, contribute to the prosperity and economic development of both countries and the larger region.’
Present in the bilateral meeting are President Duterte’s Cabinet Secretaries together with their Indonesian counterparts and other delegation members.
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