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January 08, 2010

Joint Press Statement by Dato' Sri Anifah Aman, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia and George Yeo, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore: Third Meeting of the MSJTC, Singapore, 5 January 2010

THIRD MEETING OF THE MALAYSIA-SINGAPORE JOINT TECHNICAL COMMITTEE (MSJTC)
ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE JUDGMENT ON PEDRA BRANCA, MIDDLE ROCKS AND SOUTH LEDGE

Malaysia and Singapore met on 5 January 2010 in Singapore 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 by continuing the discussions pursuant to the Second MSJTC Meeting held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 20 August 2008.

The MSJTC reviewed the work of the Sub-Committee on Joint Survey Works and agreed that the Sub-Committee should continue to hold discussions in the following weeks to finalise technical preparations relating to the Joint Hydrographic Survey.  The Meeting also reviewed the work of the Sub-Committee on Maritime & Airspace Management and Fisheries. 

Both sides were pleased with the progress made by the Joint Technical Committee and agreed that the next meeting be held in one to two months in Malaysia.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS MALAYSIA

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE 

8 JANUARY 2010