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The Significance of the Vietnam-Indonesia Exclusive Economic Zone Demarcation

The recent agreement between Vietnam and Indonesia on delimiting their respective exclusive economic zones provides hope for the strengthening of the region’s commitment to international maritime norms and principles, as encapsulated in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

  • Bich Tran

On 22 December 2022, Indonesia and Vietnam announced that after 12 years of negotiation, they had finalised their Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) boundary delimitation based on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Their agreement has symbolic, practical, and strategic significance.

Prior to this, the…

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