by NUR HANANI AZMAN / pic by BLOOMBERG
THE Malaysia-Singapore Joint Technical Committee (MSJTC) has endorsed the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Sub-Committee on Maritime Boundary Delimitation of Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
MSJTC met virtually on November 23, 2021 for its ninth meeting 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 Foreign Affairs Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob while the Singapore delegation was led by Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs permanent secretary Chee Wee Kiong.
In a joint statement today, Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said 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 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,” they said.