Limits of Outer Continental Shelf in Bay

Bangladesh lodges submission to UN

Diplomatic Correspondent

24 October, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh lodges
submission to UN

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima formally hands over the amended submission on the limits of Bangladesh’s outer continental shelf in the Bay of Bengal to Dmitry Gonchar, the Acting Director of Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea, on Thursday. —SUN PHOTO

Bangladesh has lodged an amended submission on the limits of its outer continental shelf in the Bay of Bengal to the United Nations on Thursday.

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima formally handed over the submission to Dmitry Gonchar, the Acting Director of Division of Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (DOALOS).  

While handing over the executive summary of the submission, Bangladesh Ambassador expressed expectation that the amended submission will be included in the agenda of the commission in its next session.  

Ambassador Fatima also highlighted the fact that the determination of outer continental shelf will enable Bangladesh to explore and exploit natural resources of the seabed and subsoil in those areas, according to a message received from the Bangladesh Permanent Mission to UN in New York on Friday.

It may be mentioned here that the original submission to the CLCS was made on February 25 in 2011 in accordance with the Article 76, paragraph 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, concerning the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baseline from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.


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