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Republic of Poland and Kingdom of Denmark Reach Agreement on Maritime Boundary in the Baltic Sea

01.11.2018  14:43
Following several rounds of intensive negotiations Denmark and Poland have agreed on a maritime boundary that, once it enters into force, will delimit the Continental Shelfs and the Exclusive Economic Zones of the two countries in the Baltic Sea, south of Bornholm.

November 1, 2018

The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen:
 
“I am very pleased that we now finally have an agreed boundary with Poland. The agreement is a historic step that provides clarity in the area for the benefit of both parties. I look forward to signing the treaty in the very near future”
 
The Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jacek Czaputowicz:
 
“To my great satisfaction we are very close to ending an over 40-year long dispute. Since this Agreement is an equitable one I am convinced that it will serve to strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation between our countries and will provide for legal clarity in the Baltic Sea region. 
The negotiations  resulted in an equitable solution that has been reached in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 and relevant international jurisprudence.
When signed, the treaty will be subject to respective internal procedures in both countries necessary to bring the Agreement into force.