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Italian Senate ratifies Maritime Zones Agreement with Greece

Τhe Italian senate ratified on Friday the agreement with Greece to delineate the maritime zones in the Ionian Sea.

The landmark agreement was signed in Athens in June 2020 and was approved in the Italian senate by 223 votes and only 2 abstentions.

As Greece has already ratified it, the agreement will go into effect shortly.

In a statement the Greek Foreign Ministry welcomed completed the ratification.

The Ministry said the agreement exhibits anew the commitment of Greece and nearly all of its neighbors to International Law, especially to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which reflects customary law and which all countries are obliged to respect and implement.

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