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Norway and Russia sign joint Barents ratification. Norwegian and Russian Foreign Ministers met yesterday to sign the final part of the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean Maritime Line of Delimitation diplomatic agreement. Under the ceremony at Akershus Castle in Oslo, Jonas Gahr Støre and Sergei Lavrov exchanged instruments of ratification, paving the way for the historic treaty’s entry into force. “This is a milestone and a historic day for Norway. Our land borders and maritime boundaries are now all clearly established,” Foreign Minister Støre said.

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Norway and Russia sign joint Barents ratification

Published on Wednesday, 8th June, 2011 at 12:08 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last Updated on 8th June 2011 at 12:25.

Norwegian and Russian Foreign Ministers met yesterday to sign the final part of the Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean Maritime Line of Delimitation diplomatic agreement.

L-R: FMs Støre and Lavrov
L-R: FMs Støre and Lavrov
Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Flickr


Under the ceremony at Akershus Castle in Oslo, Jonas Gahr Støre and Sergei Lavrov exchanged instruments of ratification, paving the way for the historic treaty’s entry into force.

“This is a milestone and a historic day for Norway. Our land borders and maritime boundaries are now all clearly established,” Foreign Minister Støre said.

The signing ends much speculation surrounding the situation of this Treaty since President Dimitry Medvedev’s state visit to Norway in April last year, and finally puts an end to a 40-year dispute over the Barents Sea region.

With this treaty, we are setting an example worldwide of how delimitation disputes can be resolved peacefully, in accordance with international law and within the framework of modern international jurisprudence,” said FM Støre.

“This is a milestone and a historic day for Norway. Our land borders and maritime boundaries are now all clearly established” said Jonas Gahr Støre as the foreign minister and Sergei Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister shook hands on the deal.

The Treaty will come into force from the 7th July 2011 as it has been approved by the Norwegian Parliament and the Russian State Duma.




Published on Wednesday, 8th June, 2011 at 12:08 under the news category, by John Price   .
Last updated on 8th June 2011 at 12:25.

This post has the following tags: jonasgahrstoere, sergeilavrov, barentsseamaritimelineofdelimitation.





  
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