MFA Press Statement: Singapore and Malaysia today exchanged instruments of ratification of the Special Agreement to refer the Pedra Branca issue to the International Court of Justice

MFA Press Statement: Singapore and Malaysia today exchanged instruments of ratification of the Special Agreement to refer the Pedra Branca issue to the International Court of Justice

On 6 February 2003, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Professor S Jayakumar and his Malaysian counterpart, Foreign Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar had signed the "Special Agreement for Submission to the International Court of Justice of the Dispute between Malaysia and Singapore Concerning Sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge". The exchange of instruments of ratification took place in Putrajaya. Singapore was represented by the High Commissioner of Singapore to Malaysia, Mr Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, while Malaysia was represented by the Deputy Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, Dato' Abdul Aziz Mohammed.

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