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JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY H.E. DATO’ SAIFUDDIN BIN ABDULLAH, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA AND H.E. DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE NINTH MEETING OF THE MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE JOINT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE JUDGMENT ON PEDRA BRANCA, MIDDLE ROCKS AND SOUTH LEDGE 23 NOVEMBER 2021

JOINT PRESS STATEMENT BY H.E. DATO’ SAIFUDDIN BIN ABDULLAH, MINISTER OF FOREIGN

 

AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA AND H.E. DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN, MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS,

 

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

 

NINTH MEETING OF THE MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE JOINT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE JUDGMENT ON PEDRA BRANCA, MIDDLE

ROCKS AND SOUTH LEDGE

 

23 NOVEMBER 2021

 

 

 

The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Technical Committee (MSJTC) met virtually on 23 November 2021 to continue discussions on

the implementation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment on Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.

The Malaysian delegation was led by His Excellency Tan Sri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Secretary-General of the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia and the Singapore delegation was led by His Excellency Mr Chee Wee Kiong,

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.

 

The Meeting continued discussions on related issues arising from the ICJ Judgment on the Case Concerning Sovereignty

over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge. The Meeting endorsed the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Sub-

Committee on Maritime Boundary Delimitation of Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge. The Meeting agreed that

the Sub-Committee will continue its work in accordance with the TOR.

 

Malaysia and Singapore remain committed to resolving maritime boundary issues between the two countries.

 

The Meeting agreed that the Tenth MSJTC Meeting will be hosted by Malaysia in 2022.

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

25 NOVEMBER 2021