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Sea boundary verdict may come in favour of us: PM

Star Online Report
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her hope that the verdict in the Bay of Bengal maritime boundary dispute with India would come in favour of Bangladesh.

 “Like Myanmar, I hope that the verdict will come in favour of us,” she said while speaking at the inaugural programme of National Fisheries Week 2014 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the capital.

Later, the prime minister handed over gold medals to four people and silver to 13 for their conreibution in the pisciculture sector.

A Netherlands court was due to announce the verdict in the maritime boundary dispute last month as it concluded its hearing on December 18, 2013 at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

Bangladesh won a landmark verdict against Myanmar on March 14, 2012 at the International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea and through the verdict the country sustained its claim to the 200 nautical-miles and exclusive economic and territorial waters in the Bay of Bengal.

Bangladesh moved on October 8, 2009 for arbitral proceeding concerning the maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and India and served an arbitration notice upon India to this regard.

Published: 12:39 pm Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Last modified: 9:53 pm Wednesday, July 02, 2014

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