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Memorandum of Understanding on Arrangements Relating to the Timor Gap Treaty

Category: Agreement
Date: 10 February 2000
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Timor Sea between East Timor and Australia, East Timor and Australia
Subject Matter:Economic Development | Mining and Minerals | Petroleum
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was made between the Government of Australia and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), acting on behalf of East Timor. The MoU concerns arrangements relating to the Timor Gap Treaty, of 11 December 1989, and was made pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Australia and UNTAET contained in the exchange of letters of 10 February 2000.

The MoU, which applied from the 25 October 1999 (the date that Indonesia withdrew from East Timor) confirms that UNTAET 'will exercise its rights and obligations under the Treaty in close consultation and cooperation with representatives of the East Timorese people.'

The MoU was to continue in force until until East Timor gained its independence (May 2002).

The MoU states that all laws, rules, regulations etc. in force prior to 25 October 1999, 'to the extent necessary to give effect to the Treaty, will continue to apply'. Under the MoU UNTAET was to designate its own representatives on the Ministerial Council and the Joint Authority set up under the Treaty.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • TIMOR GAP TREATY between Australia and the Republic of Indonesia on the Zone of cooperation in an area between the Indonesian Province of East Timor and Northern Australia
  • Organisation
  • Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
  • United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) - Signatory

  • References

    Resource
    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra (2000) Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Australia and the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET), acting on behalf of East Timor, on arrangements relating to the Timor Gap Treaty

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