Indonesia - Singapore sea border (Photo: Internet)

Singapore (VNA) – The Indonesian Parliament on December 15 ratified a sea border agreement with Singapore demarcating maritime boundaries in the eastern stretch of the Singapore Strait, local media reported.

The agreement was approved by a majority of lawmakers, said Fahri Hamzah, Deputy Speaker for the Indonesian Parliament.

The Parliament has endorsed the government to further cooperate with Singapore to ensure national economic interests and security, according to

Hanafi Rais, Deputy Chairman of the House Commission for defense and foreign affairs.

Singapore and Indonesia signed the sea border treaty in 2014 when former Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visited Singapore.

The agreement defined a 9.45 km long border between Singapore’s Changi and Indonesia’s Batam Island. It is the third maritime boundary treaty of the two countries along the Singapore Strait. The two previous ones were signed in 1973 and 2009.-VNA