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A milestone agreement defining the maritime boundaries of Antigua and Barbuda

(CU)_Defining the maritime boundaries of Small Island Developing States plays a key role in their economic growth and development, particularly since they are often entitled to vast ocean spaces which far exceed their land territory. Accordingly, the Commonwealth Secretariat has delivered consistent support in securing access to ocean resources for its member states by concluding maritime boundary for over three decades. In the last five years in particular, the organisation’s Ocean and Natural Resources division has provided the necessary support to several countries in the Caribbean, with its most recent effort being the milestone agreement that was signed between the governments of Antigua and Barbuda and the United Kingdom.

The treaty, signed by Prime Minister Gaston Browne and Resident British High Commissioner Lindsy Thompson, decisively set out…

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