Palestinians negotiating sea border with Egypt

2016-06-17 22:41


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New York - Palestinians say they have started negotiations with Egypt to determine the boundaries of their undersea territory that could be exploited for resources as a first step to determining the sea borders of a Palestinian state.

Riyad Mansour, the Palestinian UN ambassador, told reporters on Friday that this is part of "building the structures of a serious, respectable state in all fields".

He said the resources in an undersea "exclusive economic zone" are "the wealth of the Palestinian people".

After the UN General Assembly recognised Palestine as a non-member state in October 2012, the Palestinians gained the right to seek membership in UN institutions and treaty bodies - and among more than a dozen that it joined was the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

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