Angola, Republic of Congo to define maritime border by 2022: authorities

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-21 10:53:07|Editor: huaxia

CABINDA, Angola, March 20 (Xinhua) -- Angola and the Republic of the Congo will delimit their maritime border by 2022, officials announced here on Friday.

In a meeting held by the Inter Ministerial Commission for the Delimitation and Demarcation of the Common Maritime Border between Angola and the Republic of the Congo, Domingos Moreira, a representative from the Angolan delegation, said the two countries decided to prepare in the current year the agreements regarding the delimitation of their common maritime border.

In the cross-border maritime region, Angola and the Republic of the Congo share the Lianzi Oil Field located in a unitized zone, which includes parts of the Block 14 located in Angola, and the Haute Mer Permit located in the Republic of the Congo.

According to Moreira, who is also secretary-general of the commission, the body is working under the guidelines of the African Union, and the delimitation will be implemented with peace and stability by 2022.

The Congolese delegation was led by Jacques Essissongo, permanent secretary of the national border commission of the Republic of the Congo.

The next meeting is scheduled for August in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo.