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Joint Press Statement by Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia and George Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore: Fourth Meeting of the MSJTC, Kuala Lumpur, 26-27 July 2010

29 Jul 2010

FOURTH 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

KUALA LUMPUR 

26-27 JULY 2010

Malaysia and Singapore met on 26-27 July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur to further discuss the implementation of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Judgment on Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.

The Malaysian delegation was led by Tan Sri Rastam Mohd Isa, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia, and the Singapore delegation was led by Mr Peter Ho, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore.

Both sides reiterated their commitment to honour and abide by the ICJ’s judgment and fully implement its decision and agreed to continue the discussions following from the Third MSJTC Meeting held in Singapore on 5 January 2010.

The MSJTC reviewed the work of the Sub-Committee on Joint Survey Works and the Sub-Committee on Maritime & Airspace Management and Fisheries.  The MSJTC commended the Sub-Committee on Joint Survey Works for completing the drafting of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Joint Hydrographic Survey in and around Pedra Branca and Middle Rocks, which will now have to go through the internal approval processes in both countries.

Both sides were pleased with the progress made by the Joint Technical Committee and agreed that the next meeting be held soonest in Singapore.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, MALAYSIA

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE 

29 JULY 2010