The United States Congratulates Australia and Timor-Leste on the Conclusion of a Maritime Boundary Treaty

Press Statement
Heather Nauert
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 6, 2018


The United States congratulates the governments of Australia and Timor-Leste for concluding a maritime boundary treaty under the first-ever conciliation process under the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention. The treaty, signed on March 6 in the presence of the United Nations Secretary General, is a testament to the efficacy and importance of resolving disputes peacefully and in accordance with international law.