PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Singapore on Thursday (Mar 14) agreed to mutually suspend the implementation of their overlapping port limits, as part of measures to dial down tensions in a maritime dispute.   

Other measures announced include the suspension of commercial activities in the area, as well as an agreement not to anchor government vessels there, said the foreign ministers of both countries in a joint press statement. 

On top of that, Singapore and Malaysia vessels will operate in the area in accordance with international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

“The relevant agencies on both sides will work out practical modalities to avoid untoward incidents in the area,” the statement said. 

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